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Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, dies at 83.

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, died at the age of 83. He would have turned 84 on January 31st.

Banks hit 512 HR in his career, all with the Chicago Cubs, that lasted from 1953-1971. He has the record for most games played without ever playing in the postseason. From 1953-1966, Banks played on only one team that had a winning record, and that team was 82-80.

Nevertheless, Banks became the first NL player to win back-to-back MVPs when he did so in 1958 and 1959. While mostly known as a SS, Banks moved to 1B in 1961 and played more games at 1B than SS.

Banks hit 40 HR or more in five of the six seasons from 1955-1960. He led the majors in HR in 1958 and 1960 and in RBI in 1958 and 1959.

Meanwhile, a couple Yankee-related news items. Eury Perez, DFA’d by the Yanks, signed with Atlanta. He had a “cup of tea” with the Yanks last year, going 2 for 10.

Ichiro Suzuki, 41, signed a one-year deal with the Marlins to be a backup OF.

WS Game 2: KC evens it up.

The Kansas City Royals evened up the WS at one game apiece with a 7-2 win in Game 2. It was a big game for them, because they didn’t want to go into San Francisco down 0-2.

The Royals broke up a 2-2 tie with five in the sixth, the big blows being a 2-run double by Salvador Perez followed by a 2-run HR by Omar Infante.

Billy Butler also had 2 hits and 2 RBI for KC.

Gregor Blanco opened the game with a HR for SF.

The Series resumes Friday with Game 3 in San Francisco.

After winning b2b CYAs in 2008 and 2009, it’s amazing how far Tim Lincecum has fallen. From b2b CYAs to a mop up man in Game 2 of the WS. And he’s only 30.

Game 156. Yanks one-hit O’s, 5-0.

Michael Pineda was dominant as he teamed up with three relievers for a one-hit shutout of Baltimore Monday night, 5-0.

Derek Jeter drove in three runs, and Jose Pirela tripled and singled in his first two MLB at bats to lead the Yanks.

Pineda retired the first 13 batters he faced before J.J. Hardy got the Orioles only hit of the game. Pineda (W, 4-5, 1.93) went 7 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 8 k.

Shawn Kelley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.38.

Rich Hill 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K. Overall ERA 3.60.

David Phelps 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.38.

The Yanks got 2 in the third when Ichiro reached on an error, Pirela tripled in his first MLB bat to knock in Ichiro and Jeter drove in Pirela on an RBI groundout.

They got two more in the fifth on a 2-run double by Jeter (hit #3460).

Chase Headley’s HR in the 8th (his 12th overall) finished off the scoring.

Earlier in the day, the Yanks picked up OF Eury Perez and DFA’d Josh Outman. The team has used a franchise-record 57 players this year.

The win ensures that the Yanks will not have their first losing season since 1992. They are now 81-75 with six games left. One more win and they have a winning season, if not a play0ff-bound one. They remain two games ahead of Toronto for second place in the AL East. They are four out of the last wild card spot with just six games to go.

The minors today.

AAA: SWB got rocked 15-2. Kelvin Perez 6 R in 1 1/3. Cody Eppley 5 R in 1/3 IP (8.53). CF Melky Mesa solo HR. 2 hits, solo HR Ronnier Mustelier.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa won 6-4. Bryan Mitchell 4 R 3 ER in 6 IP. DH Angelo Gumbs w/2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2 hits 2b Rob Refsnyder. 2 H C Francisco Arcia.

Low A: Charleston off.

The minors today. Teix & Youk on rehab.

AAA: SWB lost 5-2, getting just 3 hits. Kelvin Perez 3 R in 4 2/3. Dellin Betances 1 R in 2 1/3 (5.73). 2B Corban Joseph 2 of the 3 hits. LF Ronnier Mustelier (.280) the other hit, 2 RBI.

AA: Teix and Youk played here today. Both 0 for 2 with a walk. Both should play here Thursday night then be activated on Friday vs. Boston. It’ll be interesting to see who goes down or is DFA’d. Trenton won 3-1. RF Tyler Austin a 2-run HR. Solo HR for CF Slade Heathcott. Zach Nuding 6 IP, 1 R.

High A: Tampa lost 3-0. Bryan Mitchell 3 R in 7 IP. C Gary Sanchez 2 hits (.283).

Low A: Charleston lost 3-0, getting just 3 hits.

The Minors today.

AAA: 7-6 loss for SWB. Emergency starter Kelvin Perez 5 R in 2 IP (scheduled starter Brett Marshall may be activated for the DH tomorrow. Him or infielder Corban Joseph). Mark Montgomery 3 scoreless, 4 K, ERA to 1.45. Curtis Granderson RF, 3 for 5.  Dave Adams 3b, 3-run HR. 1B Dan Johnson HR, 3 RBI. DH Thomas Neal 2 h, .343.

AA: Trenton got shut out 4-0. Jose Ramirez 6 Ip, 3 R, 2 ER, on only 2 H. 0 walks and 9 K. 1B Kyle Roller, 2 doubles, .306.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston won 9-8. 1B Rey Nunez 2 H, HR, 4 RBI.

The Minors today.

AAA: SWB won 7-0. Graham Stoneburner 6 IP. C Bobby Wilson, HR, 4 RBI. 3B Dave Adams 3 H.

AA: Trenton lost 10-6. 3 R in 5 IP for Francisco Rondon. 3 R in 2 IP for Kelvin Perez. 4 R in 1 IP for Danny Burawa. 2B Jose Pirela 3 H. LF Kevin Mahoney 3 H, 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa won 9-4. Shane Greene 3 R, 2 ER in 6 1/3. SS Ali Castillo HR, 2 rbi.

Low A: Charleson won 4-1. Gabe Encinas 5 shutout IP. 3 H 2 rbi for 2b Rob Refsnyder.