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1/26/2015 | Visitation, memorial service for Banks to be held in Chicago

Public visitation and memorial services for Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, will be held Friday and Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, the Cubs announced.


1/26/2015 | Banks, Wrigley formed relationship to remember

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.


1/25/2015 | Chicago to host public memorial for Banks at Daley Plaza

The bronze statue of Ernie Banks will be installed in Daley Plaza from Wednesday until Saturday as a public memorial for fans who want to celebrate the Hall of Famer's life, the Cubs and the City of Chicago announced Sunday. The outdoor plaza is at 50 W. Washington Street.


1/25/2015 | Maddon watches Baez play in Puerto Rico

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."


1/25/2015 | Banks broke barriers with unwavering kindness

Ernie Banks passed away late Friday. He, however, will live forever in the memories of baseball players, officials and fans. Banks arrived at Wrigley Field in September 1953, allowing the Cubs to become the ninth of the 16 Major League teams to integrate. More than 61 years later, he is still the face of one of the game's more storied franchises.


1/24/2015 | Banks lauded for infectious personality, love of game

No. 14 flags flew from the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard and outside the ballpark's marquee and fans left flowers, beer and a batting helmet to honor the memory of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, who passed away on Friday.


1/24/2015 | Grace mourns Banks, remembers his genuine kindness

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.


1/24/2015 | Legendary Mr. Cub in his own words

Sometimes you just turn on a voice recorder and let a person talk. You might have done it with a grandparent at a family reunion. Phil Rogers did it a couple of times with Ernie Banks at events in 2010.


1/24/2015 | Banks' smile and warmth will live on forever

Ernie Banks never seemed to have a bad day, and isn't that why we loved him? His was a journey filled with laughter and joy, and with a smile that lit up rooms and warmed hearts for 83 years.


1/24/2015 | Banks deeply admired by his peers on the diamond

The news of Ernie Banks' death on Friday, eight days shy of his 84th birthday, brought a flood of memories to contemporaries. Those who knew the man during his playing days as "Mr. Cub" -- and well beyond -- will tell you he was as universally loved and respected as any player the game of baseball has seen.


1/24/2015 | Negro Leagues Museum fondly remembers Mr. Cub

Ernie Banks arrived in Chicago by way of the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League, where he played under manager John "Buck" O'Neil, one of the eventual founders of the Negro Leagues Museum. Banks frequently checked in on the museum and was one of its proudest supporters.


1/24/2015 | Williams saddened by loss of former teammate, friend Banks

Billy Williams felt the absence of Ernie Banks during Cubs Convention last weekend, and Williams' biggest fears came true Friday, when he heard his former teammate and longtime friend had passed away.


1/24/2015 | Banks remembered as legend on, off field

Cubs icon Ernie Banks, who would've celebrated his 84th birthday in one week on Jan. 31, passed away Friday. His death sparked an outpouring of reaction.


1/23/2015 | Did you know: Ernie Banks facts and figures

Cubs icon and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday at age 83. Here are some facts and figures from Mr. Cub's 19-year career and beyond.


1/23/2015 | Beloved Mr. Cub, Hall of Famer Banks dies at 83

"Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, a Hall of Famer who hit 512 home runs in 19 seasons in Chicago, has died at age 83.


1/23/2015 | Cubs claim well-traveled righty Germen off waivers

Gonzalez Germen has traveled quite a bit this offseason without going anywhere. On Friday, the Cubs claimed Germen off waivers from the Rangers. The right-handed pitcher was designated for assignment by the Mets on Dec. 15, and he was traded to the Yankees four days later. Germen was then designated for assignment on Jan. 13, before being traded to the Rangers on Tuesday.


1/23/2015 | Fowler, Cubs avoid arbitration with $9.5 million deal

The Cubs and newly acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration and reached agreement on a one-year deal worth $9.5 million.


1/22/2015 | Young Baez impressing Cubs with work ethic

Javier Baez is back in Santurce's lineup, and back at work on his swing. The Cubs infielder took a brief break from his Winter Leagues at-bats in Puerto Rico to come to Chicago for the team's fanfest last weekend. Baez has lost 15 pounds since the 2014 season ended, which impressed the Cubs, and he is also working hard to improve after batting .169 in 52 games last season.


1/21/2015 | Lester, Cubs prospects weigh in on pitch clocks

Minor Leaguers at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season will have to deal with pitch clocks, as Major League Baseball tries to address the pace of the game. As far as Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is concerned, there's no need to speed things up.


1/18/2015 | Quartet of prospects fields fans' questions at seminar

Fans heard how passionate Kyle Schwarber is about catching, that C.J. Edwards' idol is Pedro Martinez, and that Pierce Johnson grew his hair long to get noticed during a Sunday "Down on the Farm" seminar at the Cubs Convention.


1/18/2015 | 12 deals that led to Chicago's baseball boom

You have to tip your hat to Rick Hahn and Theo Epstein. They've not only been builders, but they've been extremely successful deal-makers, expediting -- through a series of very smart trades -- the recovery from a 2013 season in which the White Sox and Cubs lost a combined 195 games.


1/17/2015 | Cubs brass reflects on courtship of Maddon

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer admit they aren't the best at planning ahead as far as gift giving, but they certainly can improvise, and they found the right bottle of wine to woo Joe Maddon.


1/17/2015 | Bard reportedly joins Cubs on Minor League contract

The Cubs added right-hander Daniel Bard, 29, on a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.


1/17/2015 | New Cubs ingratiate themselves with fans during Q&A

Fans and new Cubs players got to know one another Saturday at Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in an hour-long question-and-answer session with several of the team's new faces.


1/17/2015 | Cubs: Bleachers won't be ready until May

The Wrigley Field bleachers will not be ready for Opening Night and will be unavailable until May, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney announced Saturday at Cubs Convention.




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