Ernie Banks

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'Let's Play Two': Hall of Famer Ernie Banks Dead at 83

'Mr. Cub' hit more than 500 home runs

(Newser) - Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of "Mr. Cub." Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died last... More »

And the Medals of Freedom Go to...

Oprah, Clinton, Steinem among this year's recipients

(Newser) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the executive order, signed by President Kennedy, establishing the highest US civilian honor. "The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours," President Obama said. "This year's honorees have... More »

Cubs Unveil Statue, See Error of They're Ways

Team immortalizes Banks; fans take up proofreading

(Newser) - Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich didn't even have to ask: A Cubs representative greeted her with "We're going to fix it. That's all I can say." And sure enough, less than 24 hours after the unveiling of a statue honoring legendary infielder Ernie Banks, the legend on its... More »

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