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  • New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, hugs Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago.

      New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, hugs Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks during the visitation for Chicago Cubs great and longtime radio announcer Ron Santo at Holy Name Cathedral, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chicago.
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  • Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, makes a call before game 3 of the National League divisional playoffs between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

      Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, makes a call before game 3 of the National League divisional playoffs between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • Ernie Banks shows off one of his trophies. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

      Ernie Banks shows off one of his trophies. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
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  • Ernie Banks throws out the first pitch in Game 3 of the 2007 National League divisional playoffs.

      Ernie Banks throws out the first pitch in Game 3 of the 2007 National League divisional playoffs.
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  • Opening Day 2008, and Ernie banks throws out the first pitch with Hank Aaron looking on.

      Opening Day 2008, and Ernie banks throws out the first pitch with Hank Aaron looking on.
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  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks, right, and Sammy Sosa acknowledge the crowd as they are introduced by Steve Stone as the club's 500 home run club on Opening Day 2003.

      Cubs legend Ernie Banks, right, and Sammy Sosa acknowledge the crowd as they are introduced by Steve Stone as the club's 500 home run club on Opening Day 2003.
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  • Ernie Banks Infielder for the Chicago Cubs shown in April 1969.

      Ernie Banks Infielder for the Chicago Cubs shown in April 1969.
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  • Plaque of Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

      Plaque of Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub," on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
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  • Hank Aaron, Jessie Jackson, and Ernie Banks at the presentation of the Ernie Banks statue on Opening Day 2008.

      Hank Aaron, Jessie Jackson, and Ernie Banks at the presentation of the Ernie Banks statue on Opening Day 2008.
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  • Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub", throws out the first pitch in the Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres playoff opener on October 3, 1984 in Chicago at Wrigley Field. He was in uniform because he was an honorary member of the Cubs that day.

      Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub", throws out the first pitch in the Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres playoff opener on October 3, 1984 in Chicago at Wrigley Field. He was in uniform because he was an honorary member of the Cubs that day.
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  • Ernie Banks at the 1998 Cubs Convention.

      Ernie Banks at the 1998 Cubs Convention.
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  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks gestures after tossing the ceremonial first pitch to fellow ex-cub Ryne Sandberg before Cubs home opening day Wrigley Field in 2003.

      Cubs legend Ernie Banks gestures after tossing the ceremonial first pitch to fellow ex-cub Ryne Sandberg before Cubs home opening day Wrigley Field in 2003.
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  • Cubs legends Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks make their presence at the Cubs Rally in 2007.

      Cubs legends Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks make their presence at the Cubs Rally in 2007.
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  • Jimmy Kimmel,left, and Ernie Banks help Ms Jade hit the ball during the Legends all-star game at U.S. Celluar Field in 2003.

      Jimmy Kimmel,left, and Ernie Banks help Ms Jade hit the ball during the Legends all-star game at U.S. Celluar Field in 2003.
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  • Ernie Banks gives a little wave to the fans as baseball great Hank Aaron sits nearby in April, 2008.

      Ernie Banks gives a little wave to the fans as baseball great Hank Aaron sits nearby in April, 2008.
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  • Ernie Banks.

      Ernie Banks.
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  • Cubs Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks takes in the cheers of the crowd before throwing out the first pitch for game 3 of the divisional playoffs in Chicago in 2008.

      Cubs Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks takes in the cheers of the crowd before throwing out the first pitch for game 3 of the divisional playoffs in Chicago in 2008.
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  • Ron Santo's #10 and Ernie Banks' #14 flap in the breeze high above left field in Wrigley Field as the Cubs complete the regular season against the Pirates in 2003.

      Ron Santo's #10 and Ernie Banks' #14 flap in the breeze high above left field in Wrigley Field as the Cubs complete the regular season against the Pirates in 2003.
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  • Ernie Banks, infielder for the Chicago Cubs, poses in 1970.

      Ernie Banks, infielder for the Chicago Cubs, poses in 1970.
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  • In this photo provided by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Cubs chairman Crane Kenney, right, and hall-of-famer Ernie Banks speak during a news conference at the CBOE, Monday, March 3, 2008, in Chicago.

      In this photo provided by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Cubs chairman Crane Kenney, right, and hall-of-famer Ernie Banks speak during a news conference at the CBOE, Monday, March 3, 2008, in Chicago.
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  • Chicago Cubs co-captains Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, right, bow heads as master of ceremonies Milton Berle leads opening-day crowd in prayer for safe return of Apollo 13 astronauts Tuesday, April 14, 1970 in Chicago. The Cubs played Philadelphia before a capacity crowd in Chicago.

      Chicago Cubs co-captains Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, right, bow heads as master of ceremonies Milton Berle leads opening-day crowd in prayer for safe return of Apollo 13 astronauts Tuesday, April 14, 1970 in Chicago. The Cubs played Philadelphia before a capacity crowd in Chicago.
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  • Ernie Banks.

      Ernie Banks.
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  • Cubs legends Ryne Sandberg and Ernie Banks share a laugh.

      Cubs legends Ryne Sandberg and Ernie Banks share a laugh.
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  • Ernie Banks.

      Ernie Banks.
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  • Ernie Banks.

      Ernie Banks.
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  • Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano and Ernie Banks at the 2008 Cubs Convention.

      Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano and Ernie Banks at the 2008 Cubs Convention.
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  • Ernie Banks, 1958.

      Ernie Banks, 1958.
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  • Ernie Banks.

      Ernie Banks.
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  • Cubs legends Ernie Banks and Billy Williams acknowledge the crowd before tossing out ceremonial first pitches for the first night game at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988.

      Cubs legends Ernie Banks and Billy Williams acknowledge the crowd before tossing out ceremonial first pitches for the first night game at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988.
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  • Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub" points at Chicago Cubs fans during a training session at Mesa, Arizona on January 24, 1985.

      Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub" points at Chicago Cubs fans during a training session at Mesa, Arizona on January 24, 1985.
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  • Ernie Banks.

      Ernie Banks.
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