Sports Illustrated Remembers Ernie Banks Print E-mail
Written by Liz Banks   
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Ernie Banks Sports Illustrated CoverSI cover: Remembering "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks

An article by Sports Illustrated

Decades passed before there would be lights at Wrigley Field, but during Ernie Banks’ playing days with the Chicago Cubs, there was no doubt who took center stage and whose light shined the brightest when he took the field.

“Mr. Cub” was so many things to so many people that it was easy to look past the Cubs' perennial stupor into the bottom of the National League nearly each and every season he was in the major leagues.

Banks, who graces this week’s regional cover of Sports Illustrated, died last Friday at 83 of a heart attack and immediately received tributes from all around the world.

Read complete article here.

View Classic SI Photos of Ernie Banks.





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