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Here’s an incredible 1958 video interview with Ernie Banks

As most of you know, I am a student of Cubs and baseball history, and have often posted items here from the past of our favorite team and sport.

Today, I have a video to share with you that hasn’t been seen by many, or any, in more than six decades.

I received this video from Barb Johnson Nielsen, archives editor and Throwback producer for News 8, the CBS television station in San Diego. It’s apparently been tucked away in their archives all these years.

The Cubs played an in-season exhibition against the then-minor league San Diego Padres on August 11, 1958, a scheduled off day between a homestand and a road trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco.