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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. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known 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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