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  • White Sox's Jerry Reinsdorf and Minnie Minoso pay respects to Mr. Cub

    White Sox's Jerry Reinsdorf and Minnie Minoso pay respects to Mr. Cub
    The White Sox began Saturday by honoring Mr. Cub. At the morning seminar at SoxFest at the Hilton Chicago, the crowd observed a moment of silence for Cubs great Ernie Banks, who died Friday at 83. Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said later that Banks was...
  • Fans and management share enthusiasm over high expectations at SoxFest

    Fans and management share enthusiasm over high expectations at SoxFest
    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he has noticed a recent change in the tone of fans' calls and letters, and that turnaround from frustration to optimism manifested itself at the microphone Friday evening at SoxFest. "Brilliant." "Phenomenal."...
  • Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83

    Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Cubs' first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to...
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Ernie Banks remembered as more than a HOF player

    Ernie Banks remembered as more than a HOF player
    To those who saw Ernie Banks away from the ballpark, the Cubs’ Hall of Fame slugger was the perfect ambassador who always displayed a genuine touch. "Ernie represented the best of what baseball and sports could be," Beth Goldberg Heller, executive...
  • Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s

     Ernie Banks gave Chicago something to smile about in turbulent '60s
    If you're feeling a cold wind blow through a hole in Chicago's heart, you know why: Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," is dead at age 83. The eternal optimist is gone. "The Cubs are due in '62," he'd say. But that didn't happen. That same year, Banks announced...
  • 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...
  • Cubs claim Gonzalez Germen off waivers

    Cubs claim Gonzalez Germen off waivers
    The Chicago Cubs are the latest team for reliever Gonzalez German, who was claimed off waivers Friday from the Texas Rangers. Germen, 27, pitched the past two seasons for the New York Mets, posting a 1-2 record and 4.31 ERA in 54 appearances. Germen has...
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of FameĀ ...
  • Dexter Fowler, Cubs agree to one-year, $9.5 million contract

    The Chicago Cubs and newly acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing Friday to a one-year, $9.5 million contact. Last week, the representatives for Fowler, 28, filed a salary figure of $10.8 million, while the...
  • How much are Dan Duquette and other top execs really worth?

    How much are Dan Duquette and other top execs really worth?
    The Toronto Blue Jays' pursuit of Dan Duquette has become a fascinating story on many levels, but one question keeps hitting me amid all the will-he-or-won’t-he speculation: What is Duquette actually worth? It’s a more nebulous issue than...