WBEZ | Ernie Banks http://www.wbez.org/tags/ernie-banks Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Wrigley Opening Day http://www.wbez.org/blogs/photo-day/2013-04/wrigley-opening-day-2013-106552 <p><p><object height="300" width="400"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchicagopublicradio%2Fsets%2F72157633196220259%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchicagopublicradio%2Fsets%2F72157633196220259%2F&amp;set_id=72157633196220259&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchicagopublicradio%2Fsets%2F72157633196220259%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchicagopublicradio%2Fsets%2F72157633196220259%2F&amp;set_id=72157633196220259&amp;jump_to=" height="300" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400"></embed></object></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/users/takimoff" rel="author">Tim Akimoff</a> is the digital content editor at WBEZ. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/timakimoff"> Twitter </a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/timakimoff"> Facebook </a></p></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/photo-day/2013-04/wrigley-opening-day-2013-106552 Phil Rogers celebrates Chicago's ultimate All-Star Ernie Banks http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-11/back-summer-%E2%80%9969-mr-cub-ernie-banks-88959 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-11/Ernie Banks Small.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Although there will only be one Chicago Cub on the All-Star roster this year, the <a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=chc" target="_blank">Cubs</a> had more impressive showings in the past. For a while, there was one player who practically had a permanent spot: <a href="http://erniebanks.net/" target="_blank">Ernie Banks</a>, "Mr. Cub," made 13 All-Star appearances during his career.</p><p>His talent was so spectacular longtime <em>Chicago Tribune</em> sportswriter <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-phil-rogers,0,1373147.columnist" target="_blank">Phil Rogers</a> referred to Bank's talent as some sort of super gene. WBEZ's Richard Steele recently sat down with Rogers to talk about his new book<span style="font-style: italic;">, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ernie-Banks-Mr-Cub-Summer/dp/1600785190" target="_blank"><em>Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of ’69</em></a>.</p></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-11/back-summer-%E2%80%9969-mr-cub-ernie-banks-88959 Daily Duel: Who's the biggest Chicago star at Harry Caray's? http://www.wbez.org/blog/daily-duel-whos-biggest-chicago-star-harry-carays <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfmoe/2514928592/"><img class="size-full wp-image-16520" style="border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" title="harrycaray" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//harrycaray.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="333" /></a> <p style="text-align: left;">The new Harry Caray's restaurant is opening on Navy Pier this morning. There is a red carpet, live music, local djs and even people handing out energy drinks (you know you've made it as a restaurant if someone is handing out free energy drinks).‚  Stars include Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, James Denton, Jeremy Piven, Patrick Kane and others. Why would they all come out to a red carpet event at a Navy Pier restaurant opening? Because most of the stars own it. Yep, they are investors. That's sort of like Dan Akroyd showing up at House of Blues (back in the day).</p> <p style="text-align: left;">So, instead of doing the daily duels of non-hall of fame Chicago sports stars today, we thought we would do a poll asking you who the most famous sports star is...today at Harry Caray's.</p> [poll id="83"]</p> Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:27:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/daily-duel-whos-biggest-chicago-star-harry-carays