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Grudzielanek brings rugged work ethic to Cougars

Daily Herald Mark Grudzielanek played through a lot of pain during his two years with the Cubs more than a decade ago. Grudzielanek is the new manager of the Kane County Cougars, and he says he'll expect his...
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Constable: Could anything dim Banks' bright smile?

Daily Herald The Ernie Banks statue on display through Saturday at Chicago's Daley Plaza sports his always-present smile. But did Mr. Cub keep that smile when he was getting schooled on the raquetball court by...
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Images: Ernie Banks' memorial at Daley Plaza

Daily Herald As part of the Ernie Banks' memorial, the Chicago Cubs had the statue of Banks move to Daley Plaza on Wednesday. Fans turned out to pay their respects along with Jesse Jacckson and Chicago Mayor...
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Fans pay tribute to Cubs legend Ernie Banks at Daley Plaza

Daily Herald The pilgrimage by baseball fans to pay tribute to Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has begun. While a public visitation and memorial service for Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks will be held Friday...
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Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says World Series prediction not ‘completely crazy'

Daily Herald Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Tuesday that a national sports publication's prediction of his team winning the World Series may not be that far off. And unlike previous years' prognostications,...
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For Ernie Banks, even today the numbers don't lie

Daily Herald Every Cubs fan knows that the late Ernie Banks hit 512 home runs during his Hall of Fame career. But advanced stats such as WAR weren't around in Ernie's day. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles...
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Services set for Cubs legend Ernie Banks

Daily Herald A public visitation and memorial services for Cubs legend Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.
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City, Cubs to place Banks statue at Daley Plaza

Daily Herald The Ernie Banks statue will stand in downtown Chicago at Daley Plaza from Wednesday morning through Saturday so fans can honor Banks' memory. Banks, 83, died Friday of a heart attack, a family...
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Imrem: Now and forever, Mr. Cub

Daily Herald The optimistic smile and 512 home runs made Ernie Banks the one and only Mr. Cub for now and forever.
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Billy Williams: This is a time not to mourn but celebrate Ernie Banks

Daily Herald Hall of Famer Billy Williams played as a teammate with Ernie Banks for parts of 13 seasons. Banks died Friday, but Williams said this is a time not to mourn but to celebrate the life of the man...
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Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than meets the eye

Daily Herald Barry Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than most people ever knew, and when I discovered that about Ernie Banks, I never thought of him the same way again.
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Ernie Banks remembered for enthusiasm, sincerity

Daily Herald Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, has died. Banks, who starred at shortstop and first base from 1953-71, dies Friday. He would have been 84 on Jan. 31. Banks, a Hall of Famer, spent his entire career with the...
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Images: Ernie Banks

Daily Herald See images of "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, who died Friday at age 83. Banks played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, finishing his Hall of Fame career with 512 home runs and two league MVP Awards.
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Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies, family says

Daily Herald Legendary Chicago Cub Ernie Banks has died, a family attorney said tonight. Various Chicago media are reporting the news from Mark Bogen, who said he was authorized by Banks' widow to confirm the...
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Fowler agrees to one-year deal with Cubs

Daily Herald The Cubs and newly acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler have agreed on a one-year contract worth $9.5 million, avoiding salary arbitration. The Cubs acquired Fowler earlier this week in a trade...
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Cubs trade for Astros outfielder Fowler

Daily Herald The Chicago Cubs have acquired switch-hitting center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handed pitcher Dan Straily. The 28-year-old Fowler has a...
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Star power: Maddon makes perfect pitch to Cubs fans

Daily Herald The term "rock star" gets thrown around a lot, but it certainly applied to new Cubs manager Joe Maddon over the weekend at the team's fan convention. Maddon got the biggest cheers and had a lot of...
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Rozner: Cubs are finally talking about winning

Daily Herald The Cubs have gone from knowing they would finish last to talking about finishing first, and no one is sorry about that.
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Epstein to Cubs fans: Hold us accountable

Daily Herald Cubs president Theo Epstein had a message for Cubs fans at Saturday's convnetion: "Hold us accountable." Epstein thanked fans for their patience but said they had every right to hold the baseball...
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Fans in bleachers out of luck early this season

Daily Herald The news wasn't totally unexpected Saturday: The renovated Wrigley Field bleachers won't be completed by Opening Night, April 5. In fact, the left-field bleachers won't be rebuilt until early to...
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Blog Articles

Baseball says goodbye to Mr. Cub

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- It was never going to be a somber occasion. How could it be? The baseball world gathered to remember one of the most positive, happy and kind-hearted players ever to don a Chicago Cubs...
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Fowler, and a little Banks inspiration, could do wonders for Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- OK, Anthony Rizzo, you have my attention. Same with you, Sporting News. Well, sort of.The aforementioned publication picked the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series in 2015. Some would...
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Banks memorial to feature Williams, Jenkins, Torre, others

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Lou Brock and Joe Torre are scheduled to be among 11 speakers at the memorial for Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks on Saturday, the team...
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Banks memorial to include Williams, Jenkins, Torre, others

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Lou Brock and Joe Torre are scheduled to be among 11 speakers at the memorial for Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks on Saturday, the team...
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No surprise: Bryant ranked No.1 among prospects

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Adding to an already impressive amateur and minor league resume, Kris Bryant was ranked No. 1 in ESPN.com’s annual preseason prospect player rankings released on Thursday.Bryant...
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Cubs farm ranked best by ESPN

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Despite several prospects finally reaching the major leagues last season, the Chicago Cubs still have the top-ranked farm system in baseball, according to ESPN.com’s prospect guru...
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Banks statue joins Picasso as fans pay respects

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — At a July 7, 1967 city council meeting, Ald. John J. Hoellen (47th ward) sponsored a proposal to deport the unfinished Picasso statue to France and replace it with an Ernie Banks statue.Nearly 48...
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Twitter mailbag: Who's up first?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — @ESPNChiCubs who hits 1-2 on opening day? #Cubschat— Silly Scoey (@slingblade6925) January 27, 2015Rogers: Fun question. Will be examining that in the coming weeks. The obvious answer at the...
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Public visitation, memorial set for Ernie Banks

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- A public visitation and memorial service for Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in Chicago, the team announced late on Monday.The visitation will go from...
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"Let's play two" to honor Banks

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- For once, social media is in near agreement. The Chicago Cubs should make “Let’s Play Two” a reality in honor of the late Ernie Banks. It can’t necessarily...
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Audio: Andre Dawson, others share their thoughts on Ernie Banks

ESPN (Staff) — Beloved "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks died Friday. Many shared their thought on Banks and his impact. Here are some excerpts:Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson tells Jonathan Hood about his memories of...
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Cubs, Dexter Fowler agree to terms

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and newly-acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced Friday.The Cubs picked up Fowler, 28, in a trade with...
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Twitter mailbag: More pitching?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — Welcome to our Cubs Twitter mailbag. Let's get right to your questions.@ESPNChiCubs chances of adding one more SP before the season starts? #Cubschat— Nikola Stokowski (@TheStow_GoesOn)...
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Are the Cubs still fishing for a big name?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – OK, who’s it going to be? Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister or Stephen Strasburg? The Washington Nationals would seemingly be ready to deal one of the starters in the wake of...
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Notes from Fowler deal: No change for Bryant

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Let’s get the obvious out of the way in the wake of the Chicago Cubs' acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler: This means nothing for Kris Bryant.The subtraction of sometimes...
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Rapid Reaction: Fowler a big addition

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Make no mistake, the acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler by the Chicago Cubs on Monday elevates their offense more than any other move this offseason. Fowler’s impressive .366...
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Maddon lives up to his billing early on

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- At the 30th annual Chicago Cubs fan convention this weekend, new manager Joe Maddon was every bit the charismatic personality everyone knew he would be, giving renewed hope to desperate...
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Ricketts pokes fun at White Sox attendance

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts fired off a hefty volley -- and got the biggest laugh -- in what should be renewed intensity to the Cubs/White Sox rivalry.During Saturday morning's...
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Crane Kenney: There are viewing options for fans outside of Chicagoland

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- There may be hope for Chicago Cubs fans who want to watch games but live outside the Chicagoland viewing area. President of business operations Crane Kenney detailed two avenues the...
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Lester's quiet leadership lends backing to Rizzo's blustery Cubs guarantee

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo made the guarantee heard ‘round the National League Central on Thursday. Now all the Chicago Cubs first baseman, and his teammates, have to do is back it up this...
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