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Statement on the passing of Ernie Banks

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Statement from Chicago Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough, who spent 24 years in the Chicago Cubs organization, on the passing of Ernie Banks:

"Ernie was an illuminating superstar who was personable, humble and selfless. He was also the greatest player to ever wear a Cubs uniform. He loved the Cubs, Wrigley Field and the city of Chicago. The Friendly Confines were always a bit friendlier when he was around. I will miss him."

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