This Old Cub
This Old Cub (2004)

On a baseball team not often cited for its great players, Ron Santo was a hero and a legend. As a third baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Santo played 14 seasons (1960 through 1974), made the All-Star team nine times, earned five Gold Gloves,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 26, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Jeff [Santo] said he purposely avoided taking a son's perspective, which leaves him without much perspective at all.

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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle

A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

This Old Cub is admirable for its profile of a man who's still pushing on, even after all the adversity he faced.

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Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News

You don't have to be a fan of Ron Santo, the Cubs or even baseball to appreciate this warm and winning tribute to Jeff Santo's dad.

Dennis Harvey

Competent but innocuous feature begins to overstay welcome at the 60-minute mark.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...the exclusion of Santo from the HOF is the single biggest injustice ever perpetuated by the voters

Michael Booth
Denver Post

The problem with the movie for anyone but Cub crazies is that son Jeff gives us no perspective.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Though at times sentimental, the documentary is a terrific character sketch, capturing both the rough edges and the compassion of its subject.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A must-have for Cubs fans who fondly remember Ron Santo.

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