By Mark Liptak
Posted Monday, January 26th
Here’s something that’ll make a Cub fan choke... if not for circumstances, Ernie Banks, the famed “Mr. Cub,” might never have played a game for the North Side. Instead Banks might have spent his career on the South Side and consequently gotten into a World Series...or two.
As to why Banks didn’t become a member of the White Sox, details are unclear but some facts are known and it appears the main reason was because of a personality conflict of two of the leading Sox figures of the 1950's, Frank “Trader” Lane and Paul Richards.