Day: December 19, 2016

1998: No hole in his life if team doesn’t win World Series, says Mr. Cub

By on December 19, 2016

1998 -- No hole in his life if team doesn't win World Series says Ernie Banks - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Ernie Bank

Ernie Banks always saw sunshine in all aspects of life. (Photos courtesy of the Leo Bauby Collection.)

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

In this segment from Aug. 6, 1998, Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks talks about his life. Most interesting is his final response about how he puts the Cubs’ World Series drought into perspective. The answer is enlightening with Banks’ 82nd birthday approaching on Jan. 31, 2013.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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