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RIP Ernie Banks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Multiple Chicago media outlets reporting it.

    He was 83.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  2. Wow. RIP to an all-timer.
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Guess God needed someone who wanted to play two.
  4. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    RIP to a great ballplayer and a great character. Poor guy was 83 and never saw the Cubs win the World Series ...
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP Mr. Cub.
  6. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Active Member

    Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray -- all together again. Imagine those stories going on right now.
  7. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Devil 63 says not a winner.

    RIP to a great.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    RIP. Back to back MVPs for terrible team in 1958-59 against rather strong competition (Mays, Aaron, F. Robinson, etc.)
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  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Saw someone on Twitter suggest that the Cubs hold Ernie Banks day on 9/17 every year (the date he played his first game) -- though 5/12 would be good in honor of his HR total -- and schedule a home doubleheader at Wrigley. Like the idea, though pinning to one specific date might be a schedule issue. But they should do the twinbill thing annually in his memory.
    Songbird likes this.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That's a wonderful idea.
  11. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    If he was any good, he would have won a series. :D

    Let's play two...

    RIP to one of the best. This one makes me pretty sad.
  12. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Would have been cooler to do when he was still alive.
    KYSportsWriter and Vombatus like this.
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