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Santo a true 'hero' to all Cubs fans

Originally Published: September 28, 2003
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- As he stood behind home plate, in his own personal Cooperstown, former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo felt complete.

A flag with his No. 10 was being raised to the left-field foul pole. His beloved Cubs were National League Central Division champions. And some 40,000 fans were chanting his name.

No, this wasn't the Hall of Fame induction ceremony Santo has dreamed about for years, that never has come true. It was better.

"That flag means more to me than the Hall ...

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