Bojanowski: Ernie Banks rests in peace at Graceland Cemetery

From SABR member Mike Bojanowski at Bleed Cubbie Blue on September 17, 2016:

After 20 months, the gravesite of Ernie Banks in Graceland Cemetery has been formally, and apparently permanently, marked. This concludes a lengthy saga of deliberate mystery.

Al and I have known of the location virtually from the start, and I have kept periodic visual notes on the progress and changes the site has undergone. We felt it improper to write an article until such time as the family, or the cemetery, chose to go fully public.

Within the last week or so, the cemetery has acknowledged the precise location on its new online search engine, and the grave itself was marked with an elegant, understated black granite shaft.


As has been the case with many things in the aftermath of Ernie’s passing, this has played like an opera scenario. The tale of discovery is worth a telling.

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Originally published: September 19, 2016. Last Updated: September 19, 2016.