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  • Kerry Wood welcomes World Series talk at Woody's Winter Warm-Up

    There was something different about the mood at this year's Kerry Wood-hosted Woody's Winter Warm-Up benefit -- and it had little to do with the new location. Several Cubs players attended the fourth annual Wood Family Foundation benefit Friday at Harry...
  • Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'

    Chicago book news: Former Bears reporter pens 'The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher'
    "The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher" by Sean Jensen was published by Broadstreet Feb. 17. The first in a planned Middle School Rules series, the book for young readers details the former Bears linebacker's childhood and how it impacted his later...
  • Wrigley rooftops sue Cubs, accusing team of price-fixing scheme

    Wrigley rooftops sue Cubs, accusing team of price-fixing scheme
    A group of Wrigley rooftop businesses sued the Chicago Cubs and team chairman Tom Ricketts in federal court Tuesday, accusing the team of violating the terms of its revenue-sharing contract and trying to create a price-fixing scheme that would...
  • 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.  1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
  • Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza

    Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza
    A 7-foot monument to Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks began its four-day stay at Daley Plaza on Wednesday, attracting a hodgepodge of Chicagoans seeking to honor the beloved baseball icon. Banks' wife, Liz, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Fans, former teammates, friends pay respects at Ernie Banks visitation

    Fans, former teammates, friends pay respects at Ernie Banks visitation
    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...
  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered as a man who loved life, people

    Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered as a man who loved life, people
    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...
  • 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...
  • Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player

     Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player
    Ernie Banks was not supposed to be the Chicago Cubs' first black player. Gene Baker, a fancy-fielding, 28-year-old shortstop with the Cubs' top farm team, was penciled in for that role in 1953. The previous year, Baker's manager with the Los Angeles...
  • Banks was a gentleman's gentleman

    The recent passing of Ernie Banks was a sad day for baseball. In the second game of a double-header at Wrigley Field during the summer of 1957, I saw Mr. Banks, with his trademark whiplash wrist action, connect with a low-outside pitch resulting in a...
  • 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,...