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'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks Dies at 83

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 12:20 AM

Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died on Friday at the age of 83, the Cubs said in a statement.

Banks was the first player in Cubs history to have his number retired, in 1982, and holds many of the franchise's records.

Enjoying a stellar 19-year career as an infielder, Banks was a perennial All Star and two-time MVP.

Having retired in 1971, Banks still leads the Cubs all-time in games played (2,528) and extra-base hits (1,009).

He also finished his career with 2,583 hits and 1,636 RBI.

Nicknamed "Mr. Cub," Banks spent his entire career with the tough-luck franchise and never played in a post-season.

In 2013, Banks received the highest honor awarded to a civilian when he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

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Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died on Friday at the age of 83, the Cubs said in a statement.Banks was the first player in Cubs history to have his number retired, in 1982, and holds many of the franchise's records.Enjoying a stellar 19-year career as an...
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