This Old Cub: The Ron Santo StoryClosed Captioning
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About the Movie
There's plenty of fight left in This Old Cub... a documentary about former All Star third baseman, broadcaster and Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo, and his lifelong battle as the first major league baseball player to play the game with Type One juvenile diabetes. He played most of his career (1960-74) without revealing his disease for fear that he would be forced to retire from baseball. This Old Cub captures the spirit of a man and his will to achieve, a player and broadcaster who yearned for a World Series championship and longed for his acceptance into baseball's Hall of Fame.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 19
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Competent but innocuous feature begins to overstay welcome at the 60-minute mark.
Fresh: Though at times sentimental, the documentary is a terrific character sketch, capturing both the rough edges and the compassion of its subject.
Fresh: An intimate, moving (if at times repetitive) tribute to the former Cubs third baseman and current radio commentator.
Fresh: A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man.
Why no HD? This video is good enough that I think it should be out in HD.