Black Sports : Mr.CUB Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at 83

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    Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at 83


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    Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame shortstop who was so beloved by Chicago Cubs fans that they gave him the nickname "Mr. Cub," has died, his wife Liz told the Chicago Tribune. He was 83.
    Banks played for the Cubs from 1953 to 1971, hitting 512 home runs and driving in 1,636 runs while earning 11 All-Star selections and two MVPs (1958-59). He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977.
    Beyond his accomplishments, Banks was a fan favorite for his personality and love of the game — he was famous for saying "Let's play two!" when he arrived at the ballpark on a nice day.
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    Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83 | FOX Sports

    Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame shortstop who was so beloved by Chicago Cubs fans that they gave him the nickname "Mr. Cub," has died, according to mutiple reports.
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    r.i.p.





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    A great black man!

    May he rest is peace.
     
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    A great man..

    You will be missed by many Ernie.

    Got a chance to meet him once at a celebrity golf outing.

    Had a positive presence.

    Shook his hand and he says to me...

    The cow says to the farmer one cold morning thank you for your warm hands.

    Lol...never forget that.
     
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    Him and Santo are probably playing catch right now.
     
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    I will forever remember his historic blast to reach a mile stone his 500th homerun
    May 12th 1970 it was a line drive to left center the great baseball memories he leave behind
    a true Chicagoan Icon and legend may his legacy live forever !
     
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