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Chicagoans Pay Respects to Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

Chicagoans Pay Respects to Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
Chicagoans young and old and from all walks of life on Friday streamed past the closed casket of baseball great Ernie Banks, the Cubs Hall of Famer, paying their respects to one of the city's biggest heroes.
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  • Speakers, procession route for Banks' service announced

    Speakers, procession route for Banks' service announced

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be among the speakers Saturday at the funeral service for Cubs legend Ernie Banks
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  • White Sox embrace position as contenders

    White Sox embrace position as contenders

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    There have been no ironclad American League Central title predictions coming from members of the 2015 White Sox, much like Anthony Rizzo did for the Cubs a few weeks back with the NL Central crown.
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  • Cubs win: Kris Bryant named baseball's top prospect by ESPN

    Cubs win: Kris Bryant named baseball's top prospect by ESPN

    yahoo.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    Things continue to look up for the once sad-sack Chicago Cubs. After a successful offseason of revamping in which they acquired big names like Jon Lester and Miguel Montero, the club and its fans have something else to look forward to – the No. 1 prospe…
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  • Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks Statue Moved Downtown for Tribute

    Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks Statue Moved Downtown for Tribute

    nytimes.com MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 28 (2 days ago)
    Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday.
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  • Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    MLB.com Jan 28 (3 days ago)
    Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…
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  • Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    MLB.com Jan 27 (3 days ago)
    If chicks dig the long ball, then there's no doubt third base is the sexiest position among prospects. It's home to the three best power prospects in the game in Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) -- the last two Minor League home run champions…
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  • Visitation, memorial service for Banks to be held in Chicago

    Visitation, memorial service for Banks to be held in Chicago

    MLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    Public visitation and memorial services for Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, will be held Friday and Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, the Cubs announced.
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  • Banks, Wrigley formed relationship to remember

    Banks, Wrigley formed relationship to remember

    MLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    At a time when the reserve clause allowed baseball owners to hold onto players and limit salaries, Ernie Banks landed in the lap of Cubs' owner Philip Knight Wrigley, and the two created a lasting relationship that benefited both men.
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  • Maddon watches Baez play in Puerto Rico

    Maddon watches Baez play in Puerto Rico

    MLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon was in Puerto Rico this weekend to watch Javier Baez play in the championship series with Santurce. What was he looking for? Maddon told the young infielder he wanted to "see him smile."
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Heart Attack Killed Banks

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Heart Attack Killed Banks

    nytimes.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)
    An attorney representing the family of the Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks said the Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack.
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  • Cubs prospect recognized for helping save neighbor's life

    Cubs prospect recognized for helping save neighbor's life

    yahoo.com Jan 25 (5 days ago)
    Before Tanner Griggs embarks on his first full season in professional baseball, the 20-year-old Chicago Cubs pitching prospect reunited with teammates of a different kind. On Thursday, Griggs met with the medical staff at Clear Lake Regional Medical Cen…
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  • Grace mourns Banks, remembers his genuine kindness

    Grace mourns Banks, remembers his genuine kindness

    MLB.com Jan 24 (6 days ago)
    During his 13 years playing for the Cubs, Mark Grace got to know Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, but it was the first time that he met Banks that stands out.
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    Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems

    Jan 26
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    Jan 26
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    'Nobody Laughed Like Ernie Banks'

    Jan 24
    Tim Kurkjian looks back fondly on his experiences with Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, who died Friday at the age of 83.
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    Michael Wilbon Remembers Ernie Banks

    Jan 23
    Michael Wilbon discusses the life and career of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks.

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