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1/29/2015 | Speakers, procession route for Banks' service announced

Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be among the speakers Saturday at the funeral service for Cubs legend Ernie Banks


1/29/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 outfielders

The top 10 outfielders list annually has some of the most athletic and exciting prospects in the Minor Leagues, and this year is no different. Here is MLBPipeline.com's breakdown of the top-ranked outfield prospects for 2015.


1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?

After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on MLB.com.


1/28/2015 | Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops

MLBPipeline.com's 2015 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled on Friday on MLB.com, with the Top 50 revealed during a one-hour show on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to that, MLBPipeline.com takes a look at baseball's Top 10 prospects at each position.


1/28/2015 | Banks statue in Daley Plaza for fans to pay tribute

The bronze statue of Ernie Banks was on display in Daley Plaza on Wednesday as a public memorial to allow fans to celebrate the Hall of Famer's life. Banks, who played his entire career (1953-71) with the Cubs, passed away Friday at the age of 83.


1/28/2015 | Rizzo's triumph over cancer takes stage on Network special

In a special segment Tuesday night on MLB Network, "The Offseason: Hope in Chicago and Miami" chronicled Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's battle with cancer.


1/26/2015 | Visitation, memorial service for Banks to be held in Chicago

Public visitation and memorial services for Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, will be held Friday and Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, the Cubs announced.


1/26/2015 | Banks, Wrigley formed relationship to remember

At a time when the reserve clause allowed baseball owners to hold onto players and limit salaries, Ernie Banks landed in the lap of Cubs' owner Philip Knight Wrigley, and the two created a lasting relationship that benefited both men.


1/25/2015 | Chicago to host public memorial for Banks at Daley Plaza

The bronze statue of Ernie Banks will be installed in Daley Plaza from Wednesday until Saturday as a public memorial for fans who want to celebrate the Hall of Famer's life, the Cubs and the City of Chicago announced Sunday. The outdoor plaza is at 50 W. Washington Street.


1/25/2015 | Maddon watches Baez play in Puerto Rico

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was in Puerto Rico this weekend to watch Javier Baez play in the championship series with Santurce. What was he looking for? Maddon told the young infielder he wanted to "see him smile."


1/25/2015 | Banks broke barriers with unwavering kindness

Ernie Banks passed away late Friday. He, however, will live forever in the memories of baseball players, officials and fans. Banks arrived at Wrigley Field in September 1953, allowing the Cubs to become the ninth of the 16 Major League teams to integrate. More than 61 years later, he is still the face of one of the game's more storied franchises.


1/24/2015 | Banks lauded for infectious personality, love of game

No. 14 flags flew from the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard and outside the ballpark's marquee and fans left flowers, beer and a batting helmet to honor the memory of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, who passed away on Friday.


1/24/2015 | Grace mourns Banks, remembers his genuine kindness

During his 13 years playing for the Cubs, Mark Grace got to know Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, but it was the first time that he met Banks that stands out.


1/24/2015 | Legendary Mr. Cub in his own words

Sometimes you just turn on a voice recorder and let a person talk. You might have done it with a grandparent at a family reunion. Phil Rogers did it a couple of times with Ernie Banks at events in 2010.


1/24/2015 | Banks' smile and warmth will live on forever

Ernie Banks never seemed to have a bad day, and isn't that why we loved him? His was a journey filled with laughter and joy, and with a smile that lit up rooms and warmed hearts for 83 years.


1/24/2015 | Banks deeply admired by his peers on the diamond

The news of Ernie Banks' death on Friday, eight days shy of his 84th birthday, brought a flood of memories to contemporaries. Those who knew the man during his playing days as "Mr. Cub" -- and well beyond -- will tell you he was as universally loved and respected as any player the game of baseball has seen.


1/24/2015 | Negro Leagues Museum fondly remembers Mr. Cub

Ernie Banks arrived in Chicago by way of the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League, where he played under manager John "Buck" O'Neil, one of the eventual founders of the Negro Leagues Museum. Banks frequently checked in on the museum and was one of its proudest supporters.


1/24/2015 | Williams saddened by loss of former teammate, friend Banks

Billy Williams felt the absence of Ernie Banks during Cubs Convention last weekend, and Williams' biggest fears came true Friday, when he heard his former teammate and longtime friend had passed away.


1/24/2015 | Banks remembered as legend on, off field

Cubs icon Ernie Banks, who would've celebrated his 84th birthday in one week on Jan. 31, passed away Friday. His death sparked an outpouring of reaction.


1/23/2015 | Did you know: Ernie Banks facts and figures

Cubs icon and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday at age 83. Here are some facts and figures from Mr. Cub's 19-year career and beyond.


1/23/2015 | Beloved Mr. Cub, Hall of Famer Banks dies at 83

"Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, a Hall of Famer who hit 512 home runs in 19 seasons in Chicago, has died at age 83.


1/23/2015 | Cubs claim well-traveled righty Germen off waivers

Gonzalez Germen has traveled quite a bit this offseason without going anywhere. On Friday, the Cubs claimed Germen off waivers from the Rangers. The right-handed pitcher was designated for assignment by the Mets on Dec. 15, and he was traded to the Yankees four days later. Germen was then designated for assignment on Jan. 13, before being traded to the Rangers on Tuesday.


1/23/2015 | Fowler, Cubs avoid arbitration with $9.5 million deal

The Cubs and newly acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration and reached agreement on a one-year deal worth $9.5 million.


1/22/2015 | Young Baez impressing Cubs with work ethic

Javier Baez is back in Santurce's lineup, and back at work on his swing. The Cubs infielder took a brief break from his Winter Leagues at-bats in Puerto Rico to come to Chicago for the team's fanfest last weekend. Baez has lost 15 pounds since the 2014 season ended, which impressed the Cubs, and he is also working hard to improve after batting .169 in 52 games last season.


1/21/2015 | Lester, Cubs prospects weigh in on pitch clocks

Minor Leaguers at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season will have to deal with pitch clocks, as Major League Baseball tries to address the pace of the game. As far as Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is concerned, there's no need to speed things up.




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