1/31/1931 - 1/23/2015
Remembering the life, death and Major League Baseball legacy of Ernie Banks
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.
That was the charm of "Mr. Cub."
Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83.
The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause.
Banks hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career and was fond of saying, "It's a great day for baseball. Let's...