Baseball 66: Ernie Banks

When did Ernie Banks start saying, “It’s a great day for a ballgame. Let’s play two?” It is a phrase so connected to him that is seems like he said it forever, and maybe he did. But if you look back you see that he didn’t become FAMOUS for saying it until nearly the end of his career, 1969 to be exact, when the Cubs and Mets battled it out for the Natio…

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