A Legend Passes

Another baseball Great has passed into the ultimate Heavenly Hall of Fame.  I write this moments after learning that Ernie Banks passed away tonight in Chicago.

Painting by Graig Kreindler
Painting by Graig Kreindler

Although I am an avid Brewers Superfan, I surely do appreciate the game, and the people who make it magical.  “Mr Cub” played 19 seasons for the Chicago Cubs, from 1953 until 1971.  His entire career spent in Chicago, he was an extraordinary shortstop and first baseman, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.  Also to note, he was elected to the All Century team in 1999, and more recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to sports.  You will be missed Mr. Cub!

Stay tuned for more updates.  This weekend (Sunday) will be Brewers On Deck, of which I hope to bring you tales of some of my childhood greats like Rob Deer, and Craig Counsell, as well as some great pics of our current players as we get the Superfan 2015 season started in style.  I can almost smell the green grass and feel the sun beating down on me…. Baseball cannot come soon enough!

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Author: Superfan Pete

I am a life-long superfan of the Milwaukee Brewers, but don't hold that against me! I love baseball, every team, every crack of the bat, every close play, and especially the rivalries. I am 30 years old living in Brown Deer, WI (about 10 minutes north of Milwaukee). Currently I work in retail but hopefully soon I will be working for MLB, preferably in the MLB Fan Cave in New York City. My purpose in starting this blog is to highlight the Milwaukee Superfans as well as their antics, ramblings, and achievements. If I've missed anything, please feel free to send me a email and ask away! Go Brewers!

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