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Lest we forget: Ernie Banks

January 29, 2015

Over due. The baseball community lost one of its real gentlemen when Ernie Banks passed away over the weekend. Banks struck me like a Stan Musial type: a certified Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with one team that didn’t always play that well. He did well enough, though: two consecutive MVP awards […]

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Literary birthday greetings: 1919 – Jackie Robinson, infielder; All-Star, Hall of Famer Since I addressed this last year — and there are soooo many books about Robinson — I just thought I’d link to that entry for everyone’s convenience. 1931 – Hank Aguirre, pitcher; All-Star 1931 – Ernie Banks, infielder; All-Star, Hall of Famer 1947 […]

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I haven’t done the research, but I would venture to guess Jan. 31 has the record for most Hall of Famers born: Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and Nolan Ryan. Robinson would have been 92 today. As befits his stature in American as well as baseball history, there are dozens of books written about him, for […]

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Birthday greetings

January 31, 2008

January 31 marks the birthdays of no less than three Hall of Famers: Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and Nolan Ryan. There are enough books on and by Robinson to fill several shelves, including adult and, in particular, juvenile titles. Robinson’s story of courage and leadership transcended sports and stretched into the areas or sociology, race […]

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