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ERNIE BANKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Banks' estranged wife says he had dementia when signing will

CHICAGO (AP) A court filing by the estranged wife of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks contends the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia days before he signed a will benefiting his caretaker. Banks was in a protracted divorce proceeding with fourth wife Elizabeth Banks when he died in January at 83. She is challenging a will that gives Banks' assets to caretaker Regina Rice. In...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, White Sox to honor legends

When the Cubs and White Sox face off the clubs will honor legends Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso, both of which past away this past offseason. According to Cubs.com, "on Sunday, the Cubs will wear No. 14 throwback uniforms from 1958 in honor of Banks, while the White Sox will wear uniforms from that same era." Then when the two teams play again in August, “on Aug. 14, the White...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs and White Sox Set to Honor Legends

Over the winter, Chicago lost two baseball legends. The Chicago Cubs lost Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, and the Chicago White Sox lost Mr. White Sox Minnie Minoso. Both men were baseball legends, and both were the first black ball players to take the field for each team. Over the course of the season, the Cubs have been honoring Banks, and when the two Chicago clubs for the first time this...
Via World Series Dreaming
23 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
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Skyline Lit Up For Ernie Banks

When news spread across the country Friday that Ernie Banks had died, it’s safe to assume that everyone became (even if only for a night) a Chicago Cubs fan. Now, “Mr. Cub” is being remembered as part of the Chicago skyline. Friday, a public visitation will be held for Banks with a funeral following the next day.  The Hall of Famer died a heart attack at the age of 83. ...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 28, 2015  |  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

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
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