Chicago Cubs wear practice shirts honoring Ernie Banks

Saturday March 7th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs wore practice shirts honoring Ernie Banks on Saturday.

Banks, the first black player in Cubs history, died last month at the age of 83.

In the team's first spring training game, the Cubs honored Banks with special hats and an outfield design that featured his No. 14. There will also be a ceremony before the home opener on April 5. Chicago is wearing No. 14 jersey patches all season to honor Banks. The former shortstop appears on the cover of this year's media guide

Banks spent his entire 19-year career with the Cubs and was the first. He is tied for 22nd on the all-time home run list with 512, one of only 26 players to hit at least 500 career home runs.

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