Chicago Cubs great and ambassador to baseball Ernie Banks passed away on Friday at the age of 83. Banks spent his entire 19-year career with Chicago, earning two NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star Game appearances.
Though Banks never made it to the postseason, his contributions to the game and the people who love it are lasting, and on Friday night a number of Chicago figures and notable people from throughout the sports world took to twitter to remember the inimitable Mr. Cub.
the legend the chicago icon pass away ERNIE BANKS maybe rhe best man i ever meet in baseball rip lets play 2y condolemce to his family— Ozzie Guillen FND (@OzzieGuillen) January 24, 2015
It's difficult to describe the grace w/which Ernie Banks carried himself, but if you crossed paths, it never left you. Class personified— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) January 24, 2015
The baseball family lost a legend today. RIP Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks— Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_44) January 24, 2015
Oh man. Ernie Banks. Rest in power.— Coach (@CMPunk) January 24, 2015