The theme of place and identity is powerfully revealed through first hand accounts from the people and personalities who have transformed the city through their vision and ingenuity. The Chicago Treasures series focuses on Chicagoans who have imagined what Chicago could be - people whose work has defined the city, while the city has defined their work. From architects who have built the City's skyline to journalists and authors who give voice to people and places to entrepreneurs who give strength to the City of Big Shoulders and to artists who draw from and interpret the City's inner spirit, this series will frame the question: Why Chicago?
The rising and falling fortunes of Chicago's beloved baseball teams have left an indelible mark on the city. Listen in to hear Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso talk about their lives and their legacies as Chicago baseball icons.
Recorded Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Chicago History Museum.