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.