Remembering Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks

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Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83
Saturday January 24th, 2015

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.

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