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  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Here's to next year, for Ernie Banks' sake

    Here's to next year, for Ernie Banks' sake
    Summer has been canceled. The sun that once shone so brightly over Wrigley Field warming generations of Cubs fans has been eclipsed, leaving those of us who grew up heading into each season believing this year was going to be our year cold and in the...
  • 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...
  • Attorney for family of Ernie Banks says Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack

    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...
  • For ebullient Ernie Banks, day at the ballpark was a day in paradise

    For ebullient Ernie Banks, day at the ballpark was a day in paradise
    Ernie Banks didn't invent day baseball or help build Wrigley Field. He just made the idea of playing a baseball game under the sun at the corner of Clark and Addison streets sound like a day in paradise, win or lose. That optimistic attitude, from a...
  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    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 become an 11-time All-...
  • Ernie Banks' death: 'Like hearing there is not gonna be a summer'

     Ernie Banks' death: 'Like hearing there is not gonna be a summer'
    The death Friday of Ernie Banks, remembered for bringing so much joy to his work, left those who grew up watching him play feeling a little bit older, and made sunshine and baseball seem that much farther away. "Someone said today that hearing Ernie...
  • Some Ernie quotes you can bank on

    Some Ernie quotes you can bank on
    Ernie Banks' signature quote (though there are variations): "What a beautiful day! Let's play two!" In 1955: "I'm different from those that swing hard. Can't follow the pitch if I try to slug. I whip the bat with my wrists, with a snap. This way I...
  • Cubs owner pays $3 million for two rooftop apartment buildings

    Cubs owner pays $3 million for two rooftop apartment buildings
    The Ricketts family, owner of the Chicago Cubs, paid $3 million for two apartment buildings overlooking Wrigley Field that have rooftop businesses, according to Cook County property records. The properties were sold by George Loukas, who owns the...
  • Cubs fans give new manager Maddon rousing reception; expectations high after busy offseason

    Cubs fans got on their feet and roared, a rousing ovation for the person they hope will lead their favorite team to prominence. Joe Maddon was the man of the moment Saturday, and the reception for Chicago's new manager was every bit as warm as it was...
  • Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?

    Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?
    The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...