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WrigleyvilleHis bronze statue — a stunning likeness of him throwing a ball to first base — was unveiled in a pregame ceremony Wednesday outside right field, just feet from that of his long-time teammate Billy Williams....
WrigleyvilleI was fortunate enough to attend Ron Santo Night at Wrigley Field on August 10th which included the dedication of his statue near the corner of Sheffield and Addison. It was great to see his family as well as his former teammates in Ernie Banks, Randy...
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Severe weather hit parts of eastern South Dakota overnight. Billy Williams with the National Weather Service says some areas got hail as large as half-dollars. KOKK radio reports that a wind gust of 51 mph was recorded at...
Tags: South Dakota, Weather, Weather Reports
email@example.comA leader of a neighborhood group this week told the county school board that it has started a petition drive to ask the school system not to send students from the West End to Eastern Elementary and Ruth Ann Monroe Primary schools in the next school year....
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs will honor Ron Santo with a statue outside Wrigley Field and the team will wear a special patch next season to pay tribute to the former broadcaster and third baseman. The Cubs said Saturday they will unveil the...
TV SPORTS Women's College Basketball-Michigan at Purdue, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Penn State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Idaho at Nevada, 10 p.m. (ESPNU) Men's College Basketball-Xavier at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Villanova at...
Chicago Breaking SportsBy Fred Mitchell Billy Williams was surrounded by family, friends and longtime former teammates as a statue of the likeness of the Cubs Hall of Famer was unveiled during a ceremony Tuesday at the corner of Addison and Sheffield, just outside of Wrigley...
Chicago Breaking SportsBy Fred Mitchell Ron Santo and Billy Williams were teammates in the minor leagues and with the Cubs organization throughout the '60s and early '70s. I sat down and talked to both of them last summer in the Cubs dugout at Wrigley Field, reminiscing about...
The Big PictureMost of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
Tags: Human Interest, Ernie Banks, Athletes, WGN
With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides. These would be baseball players, and if...
Tags: Chicago White Sox, Ernie Banks, Luis Aparicio, Sports, Baseball
Angels UnpluggedI hadn't really thought of Bobby Abreu as a Hall of Fame candidate. Check out his career statistics: He appears to be a classic case of a player who is very good for a very long time, but never dominant.......
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