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Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passes

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Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks has passed, one of baseball’s enduring legends from an historic day and age. Banks played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, a perennial crowd favorite who was active in the Chicago community during and after his tenure with the Cubs. He founded the Live Above & Beyond Foundation to eliminate prejudice, support programs that enhance neighborhoods and relieve discrimination among various age groups and races. The organization provides, among other benefits, educational scholarships, health care, and sports equipment for the underprivileged. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 and, in 2013, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to sports. Continue Reading →

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Rondo resident’s pioneer athletic efforts recognized

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

Marcenia Lyle Stone was born July 17, 1921 in St. Paul. She played on the local boys’ baseball teams despite her parents’ objections. Reportedly, they wanted their little girl to focus as much or even more on her studies as on athletics. Nonetheless, Stone excelled in several sports, but baseball was her first love. Continue Reading →

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