Ernie Banks received the Presidential Medal of Honor in November 2013.
Hello SK fans,
We’re going to divert away from our usual topics today to honor a great man, Ernie Banks, known also as Mr. Cubs, Mr. Sunshine and MADS’ all-time idol. Ernie died last yesterday at 83 years old. He was a devoted Cubs’ player and fan, pouring his soul into every game, always hoping for a double-header.
MAD grew up outside Chicago and Ernie became his lifelong hero, much the way LMA became My Pub’s. News of his death hit hard. This morning MAD, Pub and I watched YouTube videos of some of Ernie’s best plays, including clips of his 500th home run.
MAD attributes Ernie’s excellent sportsmanship with making him a better person. You’re always in our thoughts Number 14, xo LMA