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Ernie Banks

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  • Ernie Banks gets Sports Illustrated cover treatment

    Ernie Banks gets Sports Illustrated cover treatment
    Cubs’ Hall of Famer Ernie Banks gets the cover treatment in this week’s Sports Illustrated in the magazine’s annual “Where Are they Now” edition. The article focuses on Banks' love of the game and provides an update on what...
  • Angels rally past Astros, 11-5

    Angels rally past Astros, 11-5
    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols stood and watched as his mammoth home run sailed deep into the night and put the Angels ahead for good. The Angels had trailed 5-2 entering the seventh inning, but a trio of home runs — two-run homers from Pujols and...
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote
    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
  • Chicago has 4 players make All-Star team

    Chicago has 4 players make All-Star team
    It hasn't exactly been a season to remember for the White Sox or Cubs, but some stellar individual performances were recognized Sunday in voting for the All-Star Game. Rookie Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez were selected to represent the Sox...
  • Angels outslug Toronto Blue Jays, 8-7

    KEY MOMENT: Albert Pujols drove a ball inches over the center-field wall for a go-ahead, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The ball tipped off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus. The home run was the 512th of Pujols' career,...
  • Cubs honor centenarian at last

    Cubs honor centenarian at last
    Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound. The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
  • Problems continue on the mound for Angels' C.J. Wilson

    Problems continue on the mound for Angels' C.J. Wilson
    To explain his recent struggles, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson compared his pitching to golf. In his previous start, when he gave up three home runs in 41/3 innings, he was way off in the woods. Against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at Angel...
  • Cubs urged to follow Billy Williams' example

     Cubs urged to follow Billy Williams' example
    Cubs Hall of Fame outfielder Billy Williams informally shared stories about his playing days with members of the media before Thursday night's game in the Wrigley Field dugout. Manager Rick Renteria was asked if his players appreciate and respect the...
  • Shows that shook Wrigley all night long

    Shows that shook Wrigley all night long
    The Cubs entered the concert promotion business with a certain amount of trepidation in 2005. It took Jimmy Buffett a decade to persuade the team's front office that hosting a rock concert at Wrigley Field would be a good idea. Buffett finally got his...
  • An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'

    An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'
    Four landlords have owned Wrigley Field over the last century, beginning with Charles Weeghman, who opened the park 100 years ago Wednesday. And like any Chicago residence, Wrigley has undergone some changes over the years, with all of those landlords...
  • Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial

    Ballpark seats to decorate Michigan Avenue, celebrate Wrigley centennial
    Coming to North Michigan Avenue later this week: Fifty custom-made pairs of ballpark seats — a public art project and fundraiser celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100-year anniversary. The 100 seats will depict a “special moment in time&...
  • Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win

    Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win
    WASHINGTON — Some 18,000 men have played major league baseball since 1876, and only 26 of them have hit 500 home runs in their career. Albert Pujols joined that exclusive club Tuesday night when he crushed career home run No. 500, a two-run shot...