whfan202
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2340785-cubs-legend-ernie-banks-dies-at-age-83?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national

Today, baseball and the Chicago Cubs lost one of its best players. Ernie Banks passed away today. I remember reading about how he'd simply shake off the hate and play with a happy go lucky demeanor that was infectious. Too bad he couldn't win a championship in his remarkable career. RIP Mr. Cub.
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mickjagger
whfan202 wrote:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2340785-cubs-legend-ernie-banks-dies-at-age-83?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national

Today, baseball and the Chicago Cubs lost one of its best players. Ernie Banks passed away today. I remember reading about how he'd simply shake off the hate and play with a happy go lucky demeanor that was infectious. Too bad he couldn't win a championship in his remarkable career. RIP Mr. Cub.

I had the privilege of seeing Banks play in 3 major league games in the 1960's, 2 at County Stadium in Milwaukee and 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

A true ambassador of the game!

More on Mr. Cub's Passing:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/cubs-legend-ernie-banks-dead-at-83/ar-AA8wIyA?ocid=HPCDHP

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/sports/ernie-banks-passes/vi-AA8wDK2?ocid=HPCDHP
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012
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mickjagger
mickjagger wrote:
whfan202 wrote:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2340785-cubs-legend-ernie-banks-dies-at-age-83?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national

Today, baseball and the Chicago Cubs lost one of its best players. Ernie Banks passed away today. I remember reading about how he'd simply shake off the hate and play with a happy go lucky demeanor that was infectious. Too bad he couldn't win a championship in his remarkable career. RIP Mr. Cub.

I had the privilege of seeing Banks play in 3 major league games in the 1960's, 2 at County Stadium in Milwaukee and 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

A true ambassador of the game!

More on Mr. Cub's Passing:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/cubs-legend-ernie-banks-dead-at-83/ar-AA8wIyA?ocid=HPCDHP

Videos:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/sports/ernie-banks-passes/vi-AA8wDK2?ocid=HPCDHP

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/sports/baseball-great-ernie-banks-dead-at-83/vi-AA8wLuo?ocid=HPCDHP
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012
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roadkill1
"Let's play two!"[]

One of the true LEGENDS of the game!


Stan b
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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diener34
One of a handful of players I wish I could have watched play. Rare to see a guy so good at his craft and loved by literally everybody. A true role model.
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hueby
Ernie Banks was that one player I was to young to ever see play but always heard about him. His name always popped up in baseball articles involving great players who played on teams who never made it to the World Series.

Sounds like a class act of a man too. Sad to hear of his passing.

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formerwiacbaseballer
roadkill1 wrote:
"Let's play two!"[]

One of the true LEGENDS of the game!


Stan b

Seems like I have seen that on a few posts on this site the last ten years or so!!! [afro]

Sad time for many Cubs fans!!! Ernie Banks was to the Cubs, what Ted Williams was to the Red Sox, Mickey Mantle was to the Yankees, and Tony Gwynn to the Padres, etc...

Would love to see more people in this world have the outlook on life that Mr. Cub had, as the world would be a MUCH better place!!!
"Let's Play Two!!!"

Baseball is not a game that builds character, it is a game that reveals it.

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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roadkill1
formerwiacbaseballer wrote:
roadkill1 wrote:
"Let's play two!"[]

One of the true LEGENDS of the game!


Stan b

Seems like I have seen that on a few posts on this site the last ten years or so!!! [afro]

Sad time for many Cubs fans!!! Ernie Banks was to the Cubs, what Ted Williams was to the Red Sox, Mickey Mantle was to the Yankees, and Tony Gwynn to the Padres, etc...

Would love to see more people in this world have the outlook on life that Mr. Cub had, as the world would be a MUCH better place!!!

I am doubtful that more than about 4 of us even know what that means.

The ultimate compliment for "Mr Cub" is that he is to the Cubs as "The Man" is to the Cardinals[]



RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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coach40
roadkill1 wrote:
formerwiacbaseballer wrote:
roadkill1 wrote:
"Let's play two!"[]

One of the true LEGENDS of the game!


Stan b

Seems like I have seen that on a few posts on this site the last ten years or so!!! [afro]

Sad time for many Cubs fans!!! Ernie Banks was to the Cubs, what Ted Williams was to the Red Sox, Mickey Mantle was to the Yankees, and Tony Gwynn to the Padres, etc...

Would love to see more people in this world have the outlook on life that Mr. Cub had, as the world would be a MUCH better place!!!

I am doubtful that more than about 4 of us even know what that means.

The ultimate compliment for "Mr Cub" is that he is to the Cubs as "The Man" is to the Cardinals[]



RK


When I heard of his passing, the first thing I said to my son was "I think they are playing two in heaven today." My son, much to my dismay, asked.."two what".

What a true ambassador to the game. There are not many players made like Ernie.
Do or do not---there is no try
Master Yoda
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roadkill1
coach40 wrote:
roadkill1 wrote:
formerwiacbaseballer wrote:
roadkill1 wrote:
"Let's play two!"[]

One of the true LEGENDS of the game!


Stan b

Seems like I have seen that on a few posts on this site the last ten years or so!!! [afro]

Sad time for many Cubs fans!!! Ernie Banks was to the Cubs, what Ted Williams was to the Red Sox, Mickey Mantle was to the Yankees, and Tony Gwynn to the Padres, etc...

Would love to see more people in this world have the outlook on life that Mr. Cub had, as the world would be a MUCH better place!!!

I am doubtful that more than about 4 of us even know what that means.

The ultimate compliment for "Mr Cub" is that he is to the Cubs as "The Man" is to the Cardinals[]



RK


When I heard of his passing, the first thing I said to my son was "I think they are playing two in heaven today." My son, much to my dismay, asked.."two what".

What a true ambassador to the game. There are not many players made like Ernie.


Plus 2!!!!!!!!


RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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formerwiacbaseballer
In honor of Mr. Cub on what would have been his 84th birthday Friday, I thought the following video was worth sharing....

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/107321490/v37179211/remembering-the-life-and-career-of-ernie-banks
"Let's Play Two!!!"

Baseball is not a game that builds character, it is a game that reveals it.

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
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