Ernie Banks

Workers remove the Ernie Banks statue from its base outside Wrigley Field, to take it away for restoration during the offseason. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Banks, Caray Statues At Wrigley Hauled Off For Restoration

The Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues were removed from outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday, to be restored during the offseason while renovations are underway inside and outside the stadium itself.

10/01/2014

Cubs second baseman Javy Baez, right, celebrates his first big league homer, which came in his debut and was the game-winner as Chicago was a 6-5 winner in 12 innings at Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

View: How Past Cubs Prospects Have Fared In Wrigley Debuts

Javier Baez is expected to make his Wrigley Field debut this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Cubs icons, from left, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Andre Dawson and Randy Hundley at Wrigley Field's 100th birthday celebration. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Lasting Memories Make Wrigley Field Remarkable

Bundled up in Wrigley Field’s upper deck on a cold April day, a nine-year-old girl jumped from her seat and yelled to her father.

04/23/2014

Wrigley Field during a 1995 game. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Wrigley’s 100-Year Celebration A Time For Reflection

A veteran of 3,000-plus games, this writer is thankful for the never-ending memories of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Wrigley Field's scoreboard.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Gray Day Won’t Dampen Cubs’ Spirits At Home Opener

It’s a big day for the Chicago Cubs, and as long as the rain holds off this afternoon, the weather won’t wash away fans’ excitement for the team’s home opener, and the start of a yearlong commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

04/04/2014

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks each received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Nov. 20, 2013. (Photos by Alex Wong/Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Banks, Winfrey With Freedom Medal

President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans–including Chicago icons Ernie Banks and Oprah Winfrey–50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John F. Kennedy.

11/20/2013

Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks Wishes Parents Were Alive To See Him Win Medal Of Freedom

Wednesday, two iconic Chicagoans will celebrate the 50th anniversary medals of freedom: Oprah Winfrey, and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.

11/19/2013

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, left, stands with Hall of Famer Billy Williams as Banks is recognized before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Honor Ernie Banks For Receiving Presidential Medal

Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was there.

08/13/2013

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks. (Credit: Rob Kim, Andy Lyons, Getty images)

Oprah, Ernie Banks To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awards

Chicago is well represented on this year’s list of Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winners as Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Cub Ernie Banks will be among the recipients.

08/08/2013

Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday.

670 The Score–08/08/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2 Men Charged With Stealing Autographed Cubs Bats From Wrigley Field

Two men have been accused of stealing bats autographed by Alfonso Soriano and Ernie Banks from Wrigley Field during a double-header Tuesday, authorities said.

07/31/2013

Richard Dent

Richard Dent, Ernie Banks Among Athletes Standing For Gay Marriage

A few former Chicago athletes have taken a stand for gay marriage in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

The well-manicured lawns and well-maintained homes of Chatham. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chatham

The South Side neighborhood has seen some changes — some good, some bad. But those that live there now are proud of where they call home, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

12/07/2012

Dmitri  Young. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former Major Leaguer Dmitri Young Sells Baseball Card Collection For $2.5 Million

Former Major Leaguer Dmitri Young recently sold his collection of baseball cards for $2,461,032.

670 The Score–05/23/2012

Tom Ricketts. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ricketts Tap-Dancing Around The Truth

I’m sure he’s saying some of his best friends are black.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Kerry Wood’s Numbers Aren’t Worthy Of Retiring His

Those nice things, though, do not deserve a retiring of his number, a topic that’s been bandied about since people started to assume this year was Wood’s swan song.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Be Careful, Kerry Wood

Wood needs to be careful if he wants his post-career vision to be realized, and actual baseball is only a part of it.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Ernie Banks

‘Mr. Cub’ Celebrates Birthday On Ernie Banks Day

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was celebrating his 80th birthday with a big party on Saturday.

01/29/2011

Ron Santo

Wisch: Does Ron Santo Deserve A Wrigley Statue?

The news was stunning, if not surprising, this morning when I woke up, turned on the TV and learned from the crawl on the screen that Ron Santo had passed away at 70 after a lifetime of health issues.

12/03/2010

Northwestern Wildcats

Wildcats Would Play Two At Wrigley

Despite the fact that both offenses headed in the same direction all game, the Wildcats are open to playing in Wrigley Field again.

11/23/2010

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