The caretaker of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks took him to sign a will days after an evaluation found he exhibited signs of “moderate to severe” dementia, his estranged wife alleges in court filings.
The teams will honor the late legends this Sunday and on Aug. 14.
Somewhere above, Banks is smiling today, writes Bruce Levine.
Come Sunday, we can turn out attention to what we cherish: meaningful baseball.
The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.
A Cook County judge on Tuesday confirmed the will signed by Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks three months before his death leaving everything to his caregiver, Regina Rice.
They won’t play two, but the Cubs will pay tribute to the late Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night, covering the entire bleacher section with photos of “Mr. Cub.”
Glasses were raised in memories of these baseball greats.
The claim by Donnellan Family Funeral Services was filed Wednesday. It comes amid a legal challenge by Banks’ widow, Elizabeth Banks, of a will Banks signed in October — without her knowledge, she contends — that leaves all his assets to longtime caregiver Regina Rice and nothing to her or Banks’ children.
Add up his entire baseball career, and Minoso is a Hall of Famer, writes Tim Baffoe.
A probate judge requested details about Ernie Banks’ assets after an attorney for his former caregiver said the Hall of Famer had just $16,000 in assets when he died last month. Judge James G. Riley on Tuesday gave caretaker Regina Rice 30 days to provide that information.
The Cubs are paying tribute in other ways as well.
Banks now will be remembered too for all the creepy discord in the aftermath of his death.
The twin sons of Ernie Banks asserted Monday that his agent and caretaker coerced the Chicago Cubs baseball great into signing a new will giving her all his assets.
Banks’ estranged wife is attempting to block his remains from being cremated.
Today family, friends and fans are honoring Ernie Banks with a memorial service and funeral procession.
Everyone 40 or older has an Ernie Banks meet-and-greet story. Nobody apparently ever came away disappointed, Bruce Levine writes.
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.
The memorial service starts Saturday at 10 a.m.
Banks will always be “Mr. Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.