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Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died later that day. He did not provide any other details. "I want you to know that he was very beloved...
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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
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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
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Mr. Chicago Sports: Tribune’s tribute to Ernie Banks

Nice touch today by my sports section. He truly went beyond the Cubs. Even die-hard White Sox fans like myself loved Ernie. … Continue Reading
Via Sherman Report
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Truly “Mr. Cub”; Ernie Banks dies at age 83

I’ve been a Cubs fan since birth, and sadly, being a Cubs fan has never really been about winning. Sure I still root for them every year, but I’ve grown weary of the “this is our year” mentality that tends to end in heartbreak. For me, being a Cubs fan has always been about my connection to the Cubs through my family. My dad is a Cubs fan, as was his dad who, like Ernie...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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Cubs Nation Says Farewell to Mr. Cub

Ernie Banks’ career had just ended when I was born, so I never had the pleasure of seeing him play and I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but nevertheless he will always be the first player I think about when you say “Chicago Cubs.” Ernie transcended his accomplishments on the field and that was not an easy thing to do. He didn’t get into the Hall of Fame just by having...
Via Obstructed View
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Beloved Mr. Cub Ernie Banks dies at 83

There are two things Ernie Banks could do better than almost anyone who has walked this earth: hit a baseball, and bring a smile to another person’s face. Those are two pretty darn awesome qualities to have. Baseball lost one of its legends on Friday when it was announced that Banks died at the age...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cubs legend Ernie Banks passes away at age 83

Known as Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks has been a fixture with the Chicago Cubs since signing with them back in 1953. Banks spent his entire 19 year major league career with the Cubs finishing with a .274 average and 512 home runs while winning two MVP awards and earning entry into baseball’s Hall of Fame. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago...
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BREAKING: Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Has Passed Away

It is a sad day for Chicago sports as one of its most beloved athletes has passed away. RIP: Cubs legend Ernie ‘Mr. Cub’ Banks dies at 83 — ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) January 24, 2015 “Mr. Cub”, as he was referred by over a half century worth of Cubs fans, was 83. Ernie Banks, though gone from the mortal world, is currently...
Via Sports Mockery
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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