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  • Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14

    Ernie Banks: 14 memorable moments for No. 14
    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. 
  • Ernie Banks remembered for his spirit, skill; 'Mr. Cub' mourned in sports world and beyond

    To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes all over the...

    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 passed away Friday at the 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'...

    Ernie Banks epitomized American optimism

    While Joe DiMaggio was Mr. Coffee, Ernie Banks was Mr. Cub. Banks didn't marry sex goddesses, he betrothed an entire city, one that was frequently sooty and snowy on opening day. Every April, he was the warm sunshine until the real sun came out....

    In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy

    In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy
    Chicago, the great Nelson Algren wrote in "City on the Make," is an outlaw's capital, a town with hustler's blood, a town of bone-deep grudges, "a backstreet, backslum loudmouth." It's true, Chicago was, maybe still is, all that. And yet it had room for...