‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks dies at age 83

Posted at 11:32 PM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 23:32:29-05

CHICAGO– Cubs legend Ernie Banks died Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, he was 83.

Tom Ricketts, Cubs Chairman released the following statement:

“Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball. He was one of the greatest players of all time.  He was a pioneer in the major leagues. And and more importantly, he was the warmest and most sincere person I’ve ever known.  Approachable, ever optimistic and kind hearted, Ernie Banks is and always will be Mr. Cub. My family and I grieve the loss of such a great and good-hearted man, but we look forward to celebrating Ernie’s life in the days ahead.”