Cubs and American Airlines Announce Legacy Partnership

The Cubs and American Airlines Thursday announced a long-term Legacy Partnership that makes American Airlines the Official Airline of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. American Airlines replaced United Airlines as the exclusive airline of the Chicago Cubs. United Airlines signed a three-year contract with the team in 2011 and had been a sponsor of […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Claim LHP Drake Britton Off Waivers from Red Sox, DFA RHP Gonzalez Germen

The Cubs announced two roster moves Wednesday. The team claimed LHP Drake Britton off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and to make room for Britton on the 40-man roster, RHP Gonzalez Germen was designated for assignment. With Wednesday’s roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 40 players. The Cubs claiming LHP Drake Britton […]


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Cubs Sign OF Mike Baxter to Minor League Contract, Re-Sign RHP Carlos Pimentel

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed OF Mike Baxter to a minor league contract and re-signed RHP Carlos Pimentel with a minor league deal. Veteran Mike Baxter was in the Dodgers organization last season and played in four games at the big league level. The lefty hitting, righty throwing 30-year old outfielder has spent parts […]


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Cubs Announce Memorial Service, Procession Details for Ernie Banks

The Cubs announced Thursday details for Saturday’s memorial service in honor of Ernie Banks at Fourth Presbyterian Church and the procession that will pass Ernie Banks’ statue in Daley Plaza and Wrigley Field. Earlier this week the team announced public visitation and memorial services for Ernie Banks would be held Friday, January 30 and Saturday, […]


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Cubs Announce Visitation and Memorial Services for Ernie Banks

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon a public visitation and memorial services for Ernie Banks will be held this Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Banks would have turned 84 years old on Saturday. The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that Ernie Banks’ Wrigley Field statue will be placed […]


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“Let’s Go” Sets the Tone for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

When Tom Ricketts kicked off the convention 10 days ago he wore a Cubs’ blue t-shirt with “Let’s Go” and a Cubs logo across the front, and in the process announced the theme of the team’s marketing campaign for the 2015 season. Danny Ecker was on top of the story and provided the background as […]


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Cubs, City of Chicago Announce Plans for a Public Memorial for Ernie Banks

The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that Ernie Banks’ Wrigley Field statue will be placed in Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) this week from Wednesday morning through Saturday, allowing fans to honor and remember the Hall of Famer. And the team will continue flying No. 14 flags at Wrigley Field this week in […]


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Rest in Peace, Mr. Cub

Baseball in the early 1970s was still a gentile place in a world full of turmoil at the time. The Vietnam War was still raging, there was unrest in the Middle East, an energy crisis, urban decay, a faltering environment, and a lack of confidence in leadership. Sports, baseball included, were enjoying unprecedented popularity through […]


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Saying Goodbye to Ernie

The Chicago Cubs leader has left and gone away, but yet, we remain. Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83.  He is the greatest Chicago Cubs player that has ever lived, and there is a very good chance he will go down as the greatest Chicago Cub ever. Mr. Banks was the first […]


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Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, Passes Away at the age of 83

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, passed away Friday, a week before his birthday. Mr. Banks, the greatest player in franchise history was 83 years old. Mr. Banks was more than a legend on the field, he was an unbelievably nice man that always had a smile on his face, and like his teammate Ron Santo, he […]


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