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Several members of the '69 Cubs served as pall bearers for Ernie Banks. (Credit: CBS)

Family, Friends Say Farewell To ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

Today family, friends and fans are honoring Ernie Banks with a memorial service and funeral procession.


Former Cubs manager Lou Piniella. (Getty Images)

Lou Piniella On Joe Maddon: ‘He’ll Bring Back A Winner To Chicago’

“Joe will find out that this is a little tougher job than the Tampa Bay job,” Piniella says.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2015

Ernie Banks' casket is on display during his public visitation. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Cubs Fans Gather At Public Visitation For Ernie Banks

Fans and friends of the late Ernie Banks gathered at Fourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile for a public visitation for “Mister Cub,” who died of a heart attack one week ago.


Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Cubs Announce Details For Ernie Banks’ Memorial Service, Procession

The memorial service starts Saturday at 10 a.m.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Baffoe: More Baseball Rule Changes Rob Manfred Should Consider

If we’re going to ban defensive shifts, we might as well go wild.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: PECOTA 2015 Has Arrived

The Cubs are projected for 82 wins, while the White Sox are tabbed for 78.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

A 7-foot bronze statue of Ernie Banks was moved to Daley Plaza on Wednesday, and will stay there through Saturday, as a public memorial after his death at the age of 83. (Credit: CBS)

View: Fans Gather At Daley Plaza To Remember Ernie Banks

Banks will always be “Mr. Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015

Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Sports Illustrated Features Ernie Banks On Regional Cover

An iconic photo of “Mr. Cub” graces the cover of the magazine in the Midwest.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015

Cubs fans crowd around a statue of Ernie Banks, which was moved to Daley Plaza for a four-day public memorial, leading up to his funeral on Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

Ernie Banks Statue Moved To Daley Plaza For Public Memorial

Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.


Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Public Visitation, Memorial Service Set For Ernie Banks

The visitation will be Friday, and the memorial service will be Saturday.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

A baseball signed by Ernie Banks owned by collector Michael Osacky. (Credit: CBS)

Expert Says Many Owners Of Ernie Banks Memorabilia Unlikely To Sell

The passing of Cubs great Ernie Banks is prompting some fans to seek out his baseball memorabilia. There’s plenty of stuff on eBay, but experts say the not as much as you might think because as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports people with the good stuff are hoarding it.


Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The Best Way To Honor Ernie Banks Involves Playing A Doubleheader, In Some Manner

Banks is famous for saying “Let’s play two,” so let’s do it.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

WBBM Newsradio 780 Broadcast Schedule For Cubs’ Spring Training Games

You can hear eight Cubs spring training games on WBBM Newsradio 780.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Ernie Banks’ Legacy Has Many Layers

Banks had a special relationship with fans and was an endless well of positivity.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

Ernie Banks speaks before he throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Wrigley Field on March 31, 2008. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Banks Much More Than A Great Ballplayer

Banks was much more than one of the all-time great ball players.


Ernie Banks. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Ernie Banks And The Great Perpetual Cubs Hope

He was a metronome of glass half full attitude that kept multiple generations of Cubs fans from completely losing it.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

The marquee at Wrigley Field on the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. (Credit: Mike Krauser.)

Fans Mourn Loss Of ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs fans and baseball fans all over are saddened by the death of Ernie Banks who died Friday night in Chicago at the age of 83.


Ernie Banks

Emma: Ernie Banks Was A Hall Of Fame Person

Ernie Banks made everyone he met feel like a Hall of Famer.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, Beloved ‘Mr. Cub,’ Dead at 83

The universally loved Cubs player and Hall of Famer passed away Friday evening.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2015

Jerry Reinsdorf. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Reinsdorf Pulls Cubs Zinger At SoxFest

“I sincerely home the Cubs do win the World Series … after I die,” said Reinsdorf.