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This Old Cub: The Ron Santo Story

  NR Closed Captioning

Jeff Santo

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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. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Though at times sentimental, the documentary is a terrific character sketch, capturing both the rough edges and the compassion of its subject. – Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2014

Fresh: An intimate, moving (if at times repetitive) tribute to the former Cubs third baseman and current radio commentator. – Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2014

Fresh: A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man. – John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Good video

Why no HD? This video is good enough that I think it should be out in HD.

This Old Cub: The Ron Santo Story
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2016

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