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  1. The games that broke Retrosheet

    David Schoenfield

    This is a fun read from Tom Ruane of Retrosheet, a look at some quirky events in major league history that are difficult for software programs to understand and thus display accurate box scores. Like the time Ernie Banks was charged with an at-bat...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. Game 42: Pirates at Yankees, Game 1

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- This is the kind of day Ernie Banks would love: Sunny skies, warm weather, and the Pittsburgh Patsies in the house. Hey, hey, hey, let's play two today! Here's the Yankees lineup for Game 1 of this old school, two-games-for-the-pri...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  3. SweetSpot TV: Let's talk King Felix

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a story on the great Felix Hernandez -- who is starting to become the modern-day Ernie Banks, having never appeared in the postseason. Eric and myself discuss King Felix and whether he's still one of the top five starters in baseba...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Sandberg, HOFers throw out first pitch

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Former Chicago Cubs great Ryne Sandberg joined fellow Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ernie Banks and Billy Williams in throwing out the first pitch before the home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Sandberg is the manag...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday: Jackie, Ernie and Nolan

    Is Jan. 31 the greatest birth date in major league history? We have Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks and Nolan Ryan -- three all-timers, three legends. There are eight other dates with three Hall of Fame players -- and one with four -- but no other trio ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  6. Ernie Banks tried to dissuade Obama

    Bruce Levine

    Ernie Banks, the latest recipient of the highest honor a civilian can receive from a President of the United States, dropped a minor bombshell on Tuesday. The Hall of Fame shortstop said he tried to talk to then-Senator Barack Obama out of running...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Ernie Banks tried to talk Barack Obama out of running for preside...

    Bruce Levine

    Ernie Banks, the latest recipient of the highest honor a civilian can receive from a President of the United States, dropped a minor bombshell on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  8. Cubs to honor Banks on Tuesday night

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will honor Hall of Famer Ernie Banks in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday night for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the team announced on Tuesday morning. Before the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds former team...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Ernie Banks, Dean Smith to get Presidential Medal of Freedom awar...

    Andy Katz

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Dean Smith are among those who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  10. HOFer Ernie Banks

    Banks began his pro career in 1950 with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League. Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, Chicago Cubs all-time great, and baseball hall of famer, Ernie Banks stops by to chat about the MLB season. Banks made h...

    Chat | May 01, 2013
  11. Richard Dent, Ernie Banks support Illinois gay marriage bill

    Two Hall of Fame athletes signed a letter supporting a gay marriage bill on its way to the Illinois House.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  12. 50 Greatest Cubs Of All Time

    A panel of experts ranked the Top 50 Cubs of all time. Here is a gallery of our Top 50. Who did we miss? Did Kerry Wood belong? Randy Hundley? Should Shawon Dunston have been left off? For a team with so few championshi...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  13. Memories rush back as Dodger Stadium turns 50 (moments 20-11)

    Mike Downey

    Memories rush back as Dodger Stadium turns 50.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  14. Introducing: Best season of all time bracket

    David Schoenfield

    In 1975, Joe Morgan hit .327 with 17 home runs and 94 RBIs. Those traditional statistics may not seem impressive, but Morgan's season ranks as one of the best in the game's history. As we begin voting Monday on the greatest individual season of al...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  15. Madonna does an Ernie Banks ...

    Andrew Marchand

    Says, "Let's play two!" Here's the release from the Yankees on Madonna's second show in the Bronx. Today it was announced that Madonna will perform a second show at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, September 8, two nights after her previously-annou...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. Ernie Banks remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dallas native and baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks tries to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by emulating his teachings and actions....

    Blog | January 21, 2012