BASEBALL LEGEND “MR. CUB” IS DEAD AT 83

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Ernie Banks MLB Beacon Awards Banquet

Ernest "Ernie" Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015)

(FOX) – Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died. Banks compiled
512 career home runs in 19 major league seasons and was inducted
into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

The Cubs announced Banks’ death Friday night, but did not provide
a cause.

Banks played in 19 seasons between shortstop and first base.He played
every season from 1953-1971 with the Cubs.

Banks was fond of saying, "It’s a great day for baseball. Let’s play two!" It
remains the catchphrase at Wrigley Field to this day.

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