August 23, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ernie Banks, former Chicago Cub star and determined positive thinker, asked by a reporter why the team is so "terrible" this season: "Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way."
July 19, 1971 | Kent Hannon
It seems to be a modern publishing axiom that every sports star is worth one autobiography. The formula is a familiar one: the star or his agent get together with a friendly ghost and a willing publisher, a price is...
October 13, 1969
MR. CUBSirs:A Tale of Two Men and One City (Sept. 29) is a masterpiece. Having met Ernie Banks on a few occasions and having observed him on a hundred, I would say that Mark Kram has perfectly captured the mood,...
September 29, 1969 | Mark Kram
Unlike termites, immortals have seldom been in residence at Wrigley Field. The last colossus was one Hack Wilson, an endomorphic (5'6", 190 pounds) outfielder who finished each game looking like a chimney sweep. He...
September 08, 1969 | Peter Carry
With only a month to go, at least seven National League teams are in lovely fighting positions for the two playoff berths, but Chicago and San Francisco seem the safest