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  • Ernie Banks, 'Mr. Cub,' brought joy, left lasting memories for teammate Billy Williams

    As he approached the casket to pay his respects to Ernie Banks, a steady flow of memories came rushing back to Billy Williams. There were so many from their Hall of Fame careers with the Chicago Cubs and their decades of friendship. And there was...
  • Williams, Jenkins and Brock to speak at Ernie Banks' memorial service

    Williams, Jenkins and Brock to speak at Ernie Banks' memorial service
    Former Cubs teammates Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock will be among the speakers at Ernie Banks' memorial service on Saturday morning at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Banks' twin sons, Jerry and Joey Banks, will also pay...
  • Hall of Famer Ernie Banks larger than life on and off the field

     Hall of Famer Ernie Banks larger than life on and off the field
    Iconic slugger Ernie Banks died Friday at 83, but his DNA will be embedded forever into the game of baseball. Aside from his 512 home runs, back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards and first-ballot induction into the Hall of Fame, the Cubs' first...
  • Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever

    Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever
    Jim Marshall remembers the shortest scouting meeting Giants manager Alvin Dark ever had before a three-game series at Wrigley Field in 1961. "Just walk Ernie Banks four times, and we'll win this series," Marshall recalled Saturday. Marshall and...
  • Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season

    Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season
    The Cubs plan to celebrate Ernie Banks' legacy this season at Wrigley Field, and no doubt that will include a shoulder patch to commemorate him and a day in his honor. But those are go-to ideas that many organizations employ when a prominent player,...
  • Ken Holtzman shares fond memories of Ernie Banks

    Ken Holtzman shares fond memories of Ernie Banks
    The death of Ernie Banks last Friday touched fans all across the world, including an old friend of his, former Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman. The two were Cubs teammates from 1965 through 1971, before Banks retired and Holtzman was traded to the A’s....
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • Miguel Montero to Google: Did I get traded to the Cubs?

    Miguel Montero to Google: Did I get traded to the Cubs?
    Miguel Montero is the Cubs' new starting catcher. Based on his reaction to his first taste of life as a Cub, he may also want to be your new best friend. The two-time All-Star's Twitter feed suggests he was more of a puppy who had spent his entire...
  • Sports books are Triumph for small Chicago publisher

    Sports books are Triumph for small Chicago publisher
    Mitch Rogatz closely monitored the ebb and flow of the World Series in October. He had big money involved but it had nothing to do with betting. Rogatz, founder and publisher of Triumph Books, a Chicago-based company that specializes in sports books,...
  • Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?

     Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?
    We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place. But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him. "You have to have a little bit of crazy to...