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ERNIE BANKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The “Cuban Comet”, Minnie Minoso, Passes Away

In January, Chicago Cub fans were dealt a blow when “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks passed away.  Now, White Sox fans were unfortunately dealt the same blow when Minnie Minoso passed away Sunday at the age of 90. Chicago’s first black major league baseball player, Minoso, spent 12 of his 17 years in Chicago.  He started his career in Cleveland before being traded to the White Sox after...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs To Wear Ernie Banks Memorial Patch During 2015 Season

The Chicago Cubs will wear an Ernie Banks memorial patch during the 2015 season.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Clerk: Cubs great Ernie Banks buried on Chicago's North Side

CHICAGO (AP) The disclosure Tuesday that Cubs great Ernie Banks has been buried at a Chicago cemetery just a few blocks from Wrigley Field answered a question that had lingered for days amid a legal fight between Banks' family and his caretaker. Jim Scalzitti, a spokesman for the Cook County Clerk's office, said that the death certificate for the Hall of Famer shows that Banks was...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks' sons claim agent coerced Cubs legend to sign new will

  The twin sons of Ernie Banks asserted Monday that his agent and caretaker coerced the Chicago Cubs baseball great into signing a new will giving her all his assets. In a statement released by their attorney, Jerry and Joey Banks said their father was ill at the time Regina Rice had him sign a power of attorney, a health care directive and a will giving everything to her. ''I find...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are the Remains of Ernie Banks?

Where are the remains of Ernie Banks?  It’s a simple question, really. According to one of his closest friends, the Chicago Cubs legend had one wish for after his death…he wanted his remains scattered at Wrigley Field. It’s a no-brainer of a request. And if you think about it…it makes perfect sense. I mean, this is a guy who, during his 19 years in the Majors called one...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dispute erupts over Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks' remains

CHICAGO -- Ernie Banks, the beloved Chicago Cubs great who once said he wanted to have his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field, is at the center of a battle over his remains as his estranged wife has gone to court to prevent a longtime friend of ''Mr. Cub'' from having his remains cremated. The dispute involving most famous player in Cubs history, was confirmed Friday by Howard Goldman...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Just How Good Was Ernie Banks?

A lot of ink has been spilled the last few days remembering and honoring the late, great Ernie Banks. Besides being, by all acounts, a wonderful person and ambassador for the game, he was also undoubtedly one of the best baseball players ever, as his many accolades attest. First Ballot Hall of Famer. 14X All Star. Two-Time National League MVP. Gold Glove Winner. His appearances on...
Via Cub Reporter
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Ernie Banks

I can give you his numbers—Hall of Fame numbers—but they wouldn’t begin to describe the impact Ernie Banks had on the Chicago Cubs and the game of baseball. He seemed to touch everyone he came in contact with. Hitting closer to home, Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, might have been my inspiration for writing. It was a love affair that started in the early ‘60s when I was a young...
Via The Sports Post
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs Legend And Hall Of Famer, Dies At 83

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks has died. He was 83. The team announced Friday night that Banks had died. The Cubs did not provide any further details. Banks was a two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Cubs teams. “Mr. Cub” hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career, including five...
Via NESN.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passes away

In an incredibly sad bit of news, former MLB player and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has passed away at the age of 83. The report comes from CBS Chicago, which referenced Banks’ family lawyer Mark Bogen in the sad piece of news. The announcement came Friday evening from Mark Bogen, who said he was authorized by Banks’ widow to confirm the news to the media. A news conference...
Via Sportsnaut
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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