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ERNIE BANKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hamilton's walk-off puts cap on Reds' doubleheader sweep

It was Cubs legend Ernie Banks who famously said, "let's play two," but after the Reds swept a doubleheader from Banks' former team on Tuesday, Reds legend-in-the-making Billy Hamilton did him one better -- "Let's play three." Hamilton hit a broken-bat single into left in the ninth inning to give the Reds their first doubleheader sweep since 2009...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s play two: Ernie Banks on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Great to see old friend and everyone’s hero in Chicago, Ernie Banks, on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. He is featured in their annual “Where are they now” edition. Still looks like he could hit 40 homers. Here’s a SI cover with Ernie and Pete Rose in 1969. Note the date: Sept. 8. Cubs still held a 1 1/2 game lead over the Mets. Alas, it wouldn’t last.  ...
Via Sherman Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks Graces the Latest Cover of Sports Illustrated

Posted to Lovable LosersSI writer Rich Cohen takes a look into what made Banks a household name. While Banks failed to win was a championship during his 19 seasons with the Cubs, he earned 2 MVP awards, and 11 All-Star appearanced. His outlook on winning and relaxed approach to life, however, established him as a valuable lesson to all, and resonates just as positively with Cubs...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life

The Chicago Cubs have a very rich history, you know, if you discount the whole 106 years without a World Series Championship. Some of the greatest players to ever play the game have worn the Cubs emblem with pride. Players like Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryne Sanberg and many others. On of the most well known and most historic players in Cubs franchise history...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NPR correspondent says Ernie Banks played for the White Sox

Last Wednesday on NPR, correspondent Ari Shapiro was talking about this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One of those recipients was Ernie Banks, the legendary Cubs player. When discussing Banks, Shapiro mentioned that Banks played for President Obama's favorite team - the Chicago White Sox. Angry Cubs fans flooded NPR with e-mails: "Ernie...
Via Awful Announcing
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

1953 scouting report on Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks

Now a legendary former Chicago Cubs superstar, Ernie Banks was once a 22-year old trying to make it. Check out his 1953 scouting report.
Via Gamedayr
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR

Banks awarded Medal of Freedom

Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks says he is "humbled and honored" to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Via The Sports Bank
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Sings Onstage With Pearl Jam During Concert at Wrigley Field (Video)

When Ernie Banks asks you to write a song about the Cubs, you oblige. That’s just what Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder did when he penned the song All the Way as a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Banks, known as “Mr. Cub” asked Vedder, a native of Evanston, Ill., and a lifelong Cubs fan, to write a song that Wrigley Field could call its own. Banks played 19 seasons with the Cubs...
Via NESN.com
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks pays visit to Pearl Jam

The weather didn't cooperate Friday night at Wrigley Field. However, after a three-hour rain delay the Pearl Jam "faithful" were rewarded with a memorable show, and a visit from Mr. Cub Ernie Banks. For once, everyone left the Friendly Confines feeling good.
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Restored Ernie Banks Statue Looks Spiffy

Ernie Banks' bronze statue returned to Wrigley Field today after a week of restoration, and boy does it look spiffy. Apparently the likeness of Mr. Cub was starting to turn green prematurely so they did what they had to do. For good measure they also brightened up the blue accents that were already there when unveiled back in March of '08. That bright blue now matches Ronnie...
Via The Wrigley Blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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