Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ernie Banks, R. I. P.

ESPN Chicago: "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

5 comments:

George said...

Classy player and a classy guy.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Major bummer. He was one of the icons of my youth, along with Willie Mays and a handful of others. He won back to back MVP Awards in 1958 and 1959, soon after I began following baseball in earnest.

RIP Mr. Cub


Jeff

Bill Crider said...

Truly one of the game's greats.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I have a friend from Chicago who grew up watching him. I feel like I should send him a condolence card.

Cap'n Bob said...

Let's play two. RIP.