Chicago columnist says Ernie Banks had a ‘dark side’

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CHICAGO — Since his death in January 2015, Ernie Banks has been remembered not just for his impressive baseball career but also for his shining optimism.

The former Cubs shortstop is considered one of the greatest professional baseball players of all time and was even nicknamed “Mr. Sunshine.”

However, longtime Chicago columnist, Ron Rapoport claims that Banks had a “dark side” and describes his difficulty working with Banks during a failed book project in a Chicago Magazine article expected to run in October.

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