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ERNIE BANKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs give Banks high-definition tribute with new videoboard

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Ernie Banks before the major league opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, and they did it in a way that would have been impossible until now. They showed him circling the bases following his 500th home run and unveiling his statue outside Wrigley Field. It was all there Sunday night in high definition on their...
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22 days 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
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Cubs footing bill for Ernie Banks' $35K funeral costs

The Chicago Cubs are stepping in to pay the $35,000 costs associated with former star player Ernie Banks' funeral, according to reports from Chicago. Earlier this week, the funeral home that handled services for Banks jumped into the legal battle over Banks' estate with a claim for more than $35,000 it says has not been paid. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, $11,000 was billed...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2015  |  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

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

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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