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September 23, 1968 | Peter Carry
At the start of each of his three seasons as Cub manager, Leo Durocher has tried to replace Ernie Banks at first base. "I've retired him three years in a row," says Leo, "but I guess he just gets tired of seeing...
April 13, 1964
Not since 1946 have the Chicago Cubs finished in the first division. No other team in the major leagues (excluding expansion clubs) can make that depressing statement.
January 28, 1963
•Ernie Banks, Chicago Cub star, denying that he plans to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination for alderman in Chicago: "Politics is a strange business. They try to strike you out before you get a turn...
February 05, 1962
•When told that Ernie Banks credited him with teaching Banks to hit, Ralph Kiner said: "It's very flattering to be remembered that way. Ernie was always an appreciative fellow. I've never heard a word from my other...
April 10, 1961
In revolt against Cubs' futility, Phil Wrigley beefed up his coaching staff, dispensed with his manager. Some live hitters and pitchers would help this team more