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Updated 1/23/2015 11:18 PM

See images of "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, who died Friday at age 83. Made famous by his "Let's play two" enthusiasm, Banks played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs and finished his Hall of Fame career with 512 home runs and two league MVP Awards.

Ernie Banks in 1958 after he was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. He also won the MVP award in 1959 to become the first player to win in two consecutive years.
Ernie Banks in 1958 after he was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. He also won the MVP award in 1959 to become the first player to win in two consecutive years.
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Cubs legend Ernie Banks and Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa acknowledge the crowd as they are introduced by Steve Stone as the club's 500 home run club before Cubs home opening day Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Cubs legend Ernie Banks and Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa acknowledge the crowd as they are introduced by Steve Stone as the club's 500 home run club before Cubs home opening day Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Ernie Banks, undated photo.
Ernie Banks, undated photo.
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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, undated photo.
Ernie Banks, undated photo.
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Wrigley Field Opening Da, 2008.Hank Aaron, Jessie Jackson and Ernie Banks.
Wrigley Field Opening Da, 2008.Hank Aaron, Jessie Jackson and Ernie Banks.
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Cubs legend Ernie Banks gestures after tossing the ceremonial first pitch to fellow Cub Ryne Sandberg before Cubs home opening day Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Cubs legend Ernie Banks gestures after tossing the ceremonial first pitch to fellow Cub Ryne Sandberg before Cubs home opening day Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Ernie Banks help Ms. Jade to hit the ball during the Legends game at U.S. Celluar Field in Chicago as part of All-Star Week festivities.
Jimmy Kimmel and Ernie Banks help Ms. Jade to hit the ball during the Legends game at U.S. Celluar Field in Chicago as part of All-Star Week festivities.
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Wrigley Field Opening Day.Ernie Banks gives a little wave to the fans with fellow baseball great Hank Aaron.
Wrigley Field Opening Day.Ernie Banks gives a little wave to the fans with fellow baseball great Hank Aaron.
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File photo of Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub" at a press conference on September 26, 1984.
File photo of Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub" at a press conference on September 26, 1984.
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Ernie Banks, undated photo.
Ernie Banks, undated photo.
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Four flags fly on two foul poles in honor of Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandburg and Ron Santo on Ryne Sandberg Day at Wrigley Field.
Four flags fly on two foul poles in honor of Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ryne Sandburg and Ron Santo on Ryne Sandberg Day at Wrigley Field.
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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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File photo of Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub."
File photo of Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub."
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File picture of Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub."
File picture of Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub."
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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.
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.
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Ernie Banks.
Ernie Banks.
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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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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.
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.
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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. Banks will have a statue unveiled at the Cubs home Opener on March 31, 2008.
Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub" points at Chicago Cubs fans during a training session at Mesa, Arizona on January 24, 1985. Banks will have a statue unveiled at the Cubs home Opener on March 31, 2008.
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Ernie Banks throws out the first pitch in Game 3 of the National League Divisional Playoffs.
Ernie Banks throws out the first pitch in Game 3 of the National League Divisional Playoffs.
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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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Ernie Banks Mr. Cub will have a statue unveiled at the Cubs home Opener on March 31, 2008.
Ernie Banks Mr. Cub will have a statue unveiled at the Cubs home Opener on March 31, 2008.
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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, left, greets current Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano, center, on opening night of the Cubs Convention at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Friday. Waiting to sing the national anthem is Wrigley Field public address announcer Wayne Messmer, right.
Ernie Banks, left, greets current Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano, center, on opening night of the Cubs Convention at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Friday. Waiting to sing the national anthem is Wrigley Field public address announcer Wayne Messmer, right.
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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. 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. Cubs played Philadelphia before a capacity crowd in Chicago.
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This March 31, 2008 file photo shows Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks posing in front of his newly unveiled statue in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago. President Barack Obama will bestow the nationís highest civilian honor on Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton later this year. Clinton and Winfrey will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House along with 14 others, including former Sen. Richard Lugar and womenís rights activist Gloria Steinem.
This March 31, 2008 file photo shows Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks posing in front of his newly unveiled statue in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago. President Barack Obama will bestow the nationís highest civilian honor on Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton later this year. Clinton and Winfrey will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House along with 14 others, including former Sen. Richard Lugar and womenís rights activist Gloria Steinem.
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Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks right, dances with Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Cubs, during a brief ceremony honoring Banks, who is to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year, before the Cubs' baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Chicago.
Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks right, dances with Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Cubs, during a brief ceremony honoring Banks, who is to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year, before the Cubs' baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Chicago.
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left, talks with Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks before an interleague  baseball game at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and the Yankees on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Chicago.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left, talks with Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks before an interleague baseball game at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and the Yankees on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Chicago.
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The 24th annual Chicago Cubs convention with thousands in attendance to see their favorite sports heroes. Chicago Cubs legends Ryne Sandberg and Ernie Banks share a laugh with each other because they are caught wearing the same jacket after they were introduced to the fans.
The 24th annual Chicago Cubs convention with thousands in attendance to see their favorite sports heroes. Chicago Cubs legends Ryne Sandberg and Ernie Banks share a laugh with each other because they are caught wearing the same jacket after they were introduced to the fans.
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Ernie Banks, undated photo.
Ernie Banks, undated photo.
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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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Former Chicago Cub teammates of Ron Santo including, from left, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Randy Hundley take part in the unveiling of a Ron Santo statue outside Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs played the Washington Nationals in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011, in Chicago. Santo died in December 2010.
Former Chicago Cub teammates of Ron Santo including, from left, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Randy Hundley take part in the unveiling of a Ron Santo statue outside Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs played the Washington Nationals in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011, in Chicago. Santo died in December 2010.
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Carried by his teammates, the casket containing the body of Chicago Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs, who was killed in a plane crash last week, is moved from Colton, Calif., High School after funeral services, February 20, 1964.   Pallbearers on the left are, front to rear: Don Elston, coach Bob Kennedy, and Dick Ellsworth. At right are: Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, and Glen Hobbie. Others on the team form a guard of honor.
Carried by his teammates, the casket containing the body of Chicago Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs, who was killed in a plane crash last week, is moved from Colton, Calif., High School after funeral services, February 20, 1964. Pallbearers on the left are, front to rear: Don Elston, coach Bob Kennedy, and Dick Ellsworth. At right are: Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, and Glen Hobbie. Others on the team form a guard of honor.
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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. Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.
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. Santo, a nine-time all-star, died Thursday, Dec. 2 in an Arizona hospital from complication of bladder cancer. He was 70.
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Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks waves to the crowd before the Cubs' baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Chicago. Banks is among 16 people that President Barack Obama will honor later this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks waves to the crowd before the Cubs' baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Chicago. Banks is among 16 people that President Barack Obama will honor later this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Mr. Cub Ernie Banks hams it up during his introduction on first day of the Cubs convention Friday at the Hilton in Chicago.
Mr. Cub Ernie Banks hams it up during his introduction on first day of the Cubs convention Friday at the Hilton in Chicago.
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President Barack Obama awards Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
President Barack Obama awards Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, of the Chicago Cubs, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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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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Cub legends Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks make their presence at the Cubs Rally held at the Daley Plaza, downtown Chicago.
Cub legends Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks make their presence at the Cubs Rally held at the Daley Plaza, downtown Chicago.
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In this March 24, 2014, file photo Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. He was 83.
In this March 24, 2014, file photo Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. He was 83.
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In this 1970 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks poses with a baseball bat. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
In this 1970 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks poses with a baseball bat. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
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In this Aug. 31, 1955, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks, center, demonstrates the long stride and wrist action which has brought him close to the leaders in the National League home run race at Ebbets Field in New York. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
In this Aug. 31, 1955, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks, center, demonstrates the long stride and wrist action which has brought him close to the leaders in the National League home run race at Ebbets Field in New York. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
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In this May 11, 1970, file photo, Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks looks toward the outfield fences of Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
In this May 11, 1970, file photo, Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks looks toward the outfield fences of Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
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In this 1967 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks poses in uniform. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
In this 1967 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks poses in uniform. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
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In this Nov. 5, 1959, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks, who won the National League most valuable player award for the second successive year, makes room on his mantle for a new trophy in Chicago. The round plaque in center is the 1958 Most Valuable player award. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
In this Nov. 5, 1959, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks, who won the National League most valuable player award for the second successive year, makes room on his mantle for a new trophy in Chicago. The round plaque in center is the 1958 Most Valuable player award. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
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