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Cubs close door on Sammy Sosa reunion after bizarre comments

For years, Cubs fans have clamored to see Sammy Sosa return to Wrigley Field, where he was once the team’s most popular, most talented and most charismatic player. But Sosa has remained in exile for 13 years, and it doesn’t appear that will end any time soon.On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Cubs are closing the door on a reunion with Sosa in the wake of the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona an early outpost of integration in MLB

This year's fourth annual Cactus League Hall of Fame induction, the first to recognize players, honors four pioneering African-Americans who helped pave the way for others: Larry Doby, Willie Mays, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks, all of whom were among the first handful of players to integrate Spring Training baseball in Arizona.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

QUIZ: Name the first African American player for each MLB franchise

On April 15th, 1947, the color barrier in Major League Baseball was famously broken. Can you name the 18 African American players who first played for each MLB franchise?Clue: Team-Date of first gameNotes: Teams that relocated to a new city after already breaking the color line are not listed a second time. Expansion teams that joined MLB after 1961 had been integrated from their...
July 19, 2016  |  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

Respecting the diverse legacy of Ernie Banks

To truly understand the impact of Ernie Banks, one must look past just the stat line and respect the passion and fortitude of a life well lived. The post Respecting The Diverse Legacy Of Ernie Banks appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 27, 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

by Vincent Frank 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...
Via Sportsnaut
January 23, 2015  |  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
July 02, 2014  |  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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