Reports are that Ernie Banks has passed

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  1. skydog

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    Let's play two today.....
     
  2. Frankee

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    Go easy, Sunshine.
     
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    So sad....lived a long life....great ballplayer and a great man too.
     
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    Mr. Banks was one of my baseball heroes. I hope he's winning the World Series MVP title with his new team every day.
     
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    Dang that is sad. Play two Ernie.
     
  7. Teleplayer

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Great player, wonderful Human Being...still have his Baseball Card from my childhood.
    RIP Mr. Banks.
     
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    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.
     
  12. moosewayne

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    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.
     
  13. skydog

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    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!
     
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    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.
     

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