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On Friday night, the man known as "Mr. Cub" after hitting 512 home runs over a 19-year major league seasons and who was also inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, dies at the age of 83.
Banks loved saying, "It's a great day for baseball. Let's play two!" still remains the catchphrase at Wrigley Field to this day.
Known for his power at the plate, Banks was also a solid fielder. Banks is best known as a shortstop, where he won a Gold Glove in 1960, but he switched to first base in 1962. He played 1,259 games at first and 1,125 games at shortstop. #baseball #sports
Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks
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