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  • Fans line up during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Fans line up during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Cubs fans line up Thursday during the visitation service for Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. For more photos from the visitation, go to dailyherald.com

      Cubs fans line up Thursday during the visitation service for Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. For more photos from the visitation, go to dailyherald.com
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  • Casket arrives at Holy Name Cathedral, reflected on the window, for the visitation of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Casket arrives at Holy Name Cathedral, reflected on the window, for the visitation of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, hugs Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, hugs Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Chicago Cubs fans line up during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Chicago Cubs fans line up during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Woo-Woo, right, prays during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Woo-Woo, right, prays during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, center right, hugs a family member of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Santo, the nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, center right, hugs a family member of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Santo, the nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • The casket for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo arrives at Holy Name Cathedral for the visitation, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer, according to the team and WGN Radio, his longtime employer. He was 70.

      The casket for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo arrives at Holy Name Cathedral for the visitation, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer, according to the team and WGN Radio, his longtime employer. He was 70.

  • Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts prays as the casket for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo arrives during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts prays as the casket for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo arrives during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, center, touches casket during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, center, touches casket during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, center left, talks to Vicki Santo, wife of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Ron Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, center left, talks to Vicki Santo, wife of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Ron Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Chicago Cubs fans pay their respects during the visitation service for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Chicago Cubs fans pay their respects during the visitation service for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Ron (facing camera), left, and Jeff, right, Santo, sons of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, greet visitors during the visitation for at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Ron (facing camera), left, and Jeff, right, Santo, sons of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, greet visitors during the visitation for at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks to Vicki Santo, wife of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks to Vicki Santo, wife of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Vicki Santo, right, wife of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, receives a hug from New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Ron Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Vicki Santo, right, wife of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, receives a hug from New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi during the visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. Ron Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Spencer Brown, grandson of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, lays on the altar during visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

      Spencer Brown, grandson of Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo, lays on the altar during visitation at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago. The nine-time all-star died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.

  • Video: Visitation for Ron Santo

  • Ron Santo funeral procession

    Graphic: Ron Santo funeral procession

 
Daily Herald Report

While hundreds of fans lined up outside Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday to pay their respects to Cubs legend Ron Santo, many more are expected to line the streets on Friday during a procession that will end with a drive around Wrigley Field.

Santo, who died last week of bladder cancer, was a fan favorite in his 15-year playing career as a third baseman.

He developed an even larger following, however, as an emotional color analyst for Cubs radio broadcasts.

Friday's funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. and will include eulogies by Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Pat Hughes, Santo's longtime partner on the WGN radio broadcasts.

Following the services at Holy Name Cathedral, the funeral procession will head north on State Street, east on Chicago Street, south on Michigan Avenue, turn around in front of Wrigley Building before pausing in front of WGN Radio), north on Michigan Avenue to inner Lake Shore Drive, west on Division Street, north on LaSalle Drive, north on Clark Street, north on Sheffield Street, west on Addison Street followed by a lap around Wrigley Field.

Fans who are not able to attend the service at Holy Name Cathedral are invited to view the funeral procession outside Wrigley Field at noon.

Thursday's public visitation was scheduled to run from 4-11 p.m.

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