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The Cubs will sponsor tributes next week to the late Ron Santo leading up to his induction next Sunday in the baseball Hall of Fame.
A luncheon will be held Tuesday at Chicago's Wildfire restaurant sponsored by WGN-AM. A Cubs ``fan fest'' will be held in Cooperstown, NY, on July 21 where the Hall is located.
The Cubs will hold a ``viewing party'' on induction day, July 22, at Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan club. It will then hold ``Ron Santo Day'' at Wrigley Field on July 27, the team's first home game following the induction. The Cubs play the St. Louis Cardinals that day.
The team will have a special pre-game ceremony on July 27 including members of the Santo family. The first 10,000 fans will receive a commemorative Ron Santo Hall of Fame Plaque. Commemorative memorabilia also will be available for purchase.
``Ron Santo embodied what it meant to be a Chicago Cub,'' team chairman Tom Ricketts said. ``This franchise couldn't be prouder as he is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and we're honored he will forever represent the Chicago Cubs in Cooperstown. Our family looks forward to celebrating this well-deserved accomplishment with Cubs fans worldwide.''
Among those planning to attend the induction are some of Santo's teammates, including Hall of Fame members Billy Williams and Ferguson Jenkins, and Randy Hundley and Glenn Beckert. His longtime radio broadcast partner, Pat Hughes, will attend the induction as well.

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