#Cubs, White Sox to honor Ernie, Minnie
The Cubs and White Sox will honor their legends Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso, both of whom passed away this offseason, when the two teams face each other for the Crosstown Cup Series at Wrigley Field July 10-12 and at U.S. Cellular Field Aug. 14-16.
On Sunday, the Cubs will wear No. 14 throwback uniforms from 1958 in honor of Banks. The White Sox will wear uniforms from the same era. That season, Banks made the All-Star team and earned National League MVP honors after hitting .313 while leading the National League in home runs (47), RBI (129), slugging percentage (.614), games played (154), at-bats (617) and total bases (379).
On Aug. 14, the White Sox will wear throwback uniforms with Minoso’s retired No. 9 from the 1950s, while the Cubs will wear throwback uniforms from the same era.
Inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1977, Banks was a lifelong Cub who played for 19 seasons. He was a 14-time All-Star and back-to-back National League Most Valuable Player in 1958 and 1959. Banks hit 512 home runs in his career, and his 277 home runs as a shortstop remain a National League record.