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ERNIE BANKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Judge: Ernie Banks' will giving estate to caretaker is valid

CHICAGO (AP) A Cook County judge has determined the will signed by Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks that gives all of his assets to his caretaker is valid. Probate Judge James Riley confirmed the will on Tuesday after hearing testimony from two paralegals for the law firm. They said they witnessed the will's signing on Oct. 17. The witnesses testified Banks stated during the signing...
Via AP on Fox
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Cubs plan to run Ernie Banks tribute throughout Opening Day

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and thousands of fans will honor the late Ernie Banks during the team's season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. The Hall of Famer known as ''Mr. Cub'' died in January at the age of 83. A pregame ceremony and moment of silence are planned along with other tributes throughout Sunday night's game at Wrigley Field. Banks' sons, Joey and...
Via AP on Fox
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Chicago Cubs plan opening night Ernie Banks tribute

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs and thousands of fans will honor the late Ernie Banks during the team's season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. The Hall of Famer known as ''Mr. Cub'' died in January at the age of 83. A pregame ceremony and moment of silence are planned along with other tributes throughout Sunday night's game at Wrigley Field. Banks' sons, Joey...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs to cover cost of funeral for Ernie Banks

  The Chicago Cubs say they will pay for funeral costs for Cubs great Ernie Banks after a funeral home filed a claim against his estate for $35,000. Team spokesman Julian Green says the team will pay to settle the claim, filed Wednesday by Donnellan Family Funeral Services. The funeral home's claim came amid a legal challenge by Banks' widow of a will Banks signed in October that...
Via AP on Fox
24 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

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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