Reaction to the death of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks

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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 1:23 AM
Reaction to the death of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks

Reaction to the death Friday night of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks:

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"Did a card show w Ernie Banks. He drove the promoter crazy! Spent time/talked with every person. After an hour had signed maybe 15." — Two-time NL MVP Dale Murphy on Twitter.

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"It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!" R.I.P to the great (Mr. Cub) Ernie Banks!" — Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper on Twitter.

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"RIP Ernie banks/ sad day for Chicago and cubs nation - great human being." — Actor and Chicago area native John Cusack on Twitter.

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"Ernie Banks. 'Mr. Cub.' 1931-2015." — Sign posted on the marquee at Wrigley Field.

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"This year, during every Cubs game, you can bet that No. 14 will be watching over his team. And if we're lucky, it'll be a beautiful day for not just one ballgame, but two." — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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"Mr. Lets Play 2!! You will be in our Hearts Forever!!" — Chicago White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas on Twitter.

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"Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, you will be missed by Chicago baseball fans especially, but baseball fans everywhere will miss this hero." — The Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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"RIP "Mr Cub" Ernie Banks...thank you for your great contributions to the game of baseball!" — Detroit Tigers ace David Price.

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"Mr Cub. What you have done for the game of baseball the city of Chicago and everyone you have ever touched will never be forgotten. RIP." — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo on Twitter.

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"Crushed to learn of passing of MR Cub -ERNIE BANKS - loved his spirit / smile & man could he play." — ESPN announcer Dick Vitale on Twitter.