| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:53 PM
It's hard to know what baseball at Wrigley Field will look like this year, thanks to one of the busiest offseasons in recent Cubs history.
It remains to be seen if Jon Lester will enjoy a seamless transition to a new league or whether the franchise's...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:43 AM
Was there ever a "Golden Age of Chicago Sports"? Many Chicagoans would cite the 1990s, when the legendary Michael Jordan-led Bulls won six NBA championships in eight years. Those Bulls were certainly Chicago's best ever, but it was hardly a golden age,...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:51 AM
Of all the talents Ernie Banks exhibited over his Hall of Fame career, perhaps the most impressive skill was his ability to relate to everyday people from all walks of life.
"He could make you feel like you were the most important person in the...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:07 AM
1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.
1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Ernie Banks loved baseball and he loved the fans.
On Friday, the fans loved him back, paying their respects during a public visitation at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago.
Banks' casket is draped with a No. 14 flag. Above the casket is a...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:15 PM
News of Ernie Banks’ passing Friday night shocked me.
Nobody that relentlessly upbeat could be part of such a bummer.
I never thought Ernie was immortal to the point he would be saying “Let’s play two’’ until the planet...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:45 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:02 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:49 PM
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,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:42 AM
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....
| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:49 PM
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...