Discussion in 'The Pub' started by skydog, Jan 23, 2015.
Let's play two today.....
Go easy, Sunshine.
So sad....lived a long life....great ballplayer and a great man too.
RIP Mr. Cub
Mr. Banks was one of my baseball heroes. I hope he's winning the World Series MVP title with his new team every day.
Dang that is sad. Play two Ernie.
Fond memories seeing my first Cubs game in the 60s. Santo, Kessinger, Beckert, Banks. Hundley behind the plate and Bill Hands pitching. Billy Williams in left field.
R.I.P. Mr. Cub.
When I was a boy, we invented this baseball game where you would roll dice when you were up to bad. Double-ones and double-sixes were homers. A 3 was a triple. A 4 or a six was a strikeout, and so forth. We made a league of guys from the neighborhood and set up a schedule. We even had a draft day. Ernie Banks was my first pick.
Great player, wonderful Human Being...still have his Baseball Card from my childhood.
RIP Mr. Banks.
I am not a sports guy. There's few that I know by name. But, I did see Ernie play a time or two as a kid visiting Chicago. I remember everyone in that city held him hi up on the pedestal. RIP MR Banks.
Lifelong Cubs fan, caddied for him in the 80's at a private outing.
He signed an autograph for my mom.
Couldn't have been nicer.
I truly hope MLB lets the Cubs honor him by playing a double header sometime next year.
Sad, sad day.
How did Brickhouse used to say it? Santo, Kessinger, Beckert, & Banks, the infield third to first; Williams, Young, & Hickman, the outfield left to right, with a baterry of Hands & Hundley! Hey! Hey!, Ernie!
Grew up a Red Sox fan, but a Cubs fan second...loved those late '60s teams with Banks. He always was smiling and seemed truly happy doing what he loved.