Track and Field

Where 50 Chicago sports greats are buried

Where 50 Chicago sports greats are buried

Often, before games at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans will make a special stop at Graceland Cemetery to visit Ernie Banks' gravesite, which is about a mile away from his statue outside the ballpark. They pay their respects, maybe leave a flower or a "W" flag, and move on.

It's nothing like it was after the Cubs won the World Series, when the crowds were so big that police officers parking inside the gates to control traffic spent the night.

"Once in a while, you'll see a couple of flags out there," Graceland Cemetery administrator Andres Vargas said. "As far as (the) crowds, I don't think it can equate to the way it was last fall."

But Banks isn't...