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Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. Here are some visual memories of Mr. Cub:

Ernie Banks with Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse in 1970.

Ernie Banks with Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse in 1970.

Ernie Banks clicks his heels in 1970 after hitting his 500th home run. | Sun-Times Media

Ernie Banks clicks his heels in 1970 after hitting his 500th home run. | Sun-Times Media

Ernie Banks interviews Willie Mays on radio in 1971. | Sun-Times Media

Ernie Banks interviews Willie Mays on radio in 1971. | Sun-Times Media

Ernie Banks leads the crowd during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field in 2013.

Ernie Banks leads the crowd during the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field in 2013.

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Ernie Banks baseball card.| Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks baseball card.| Sun-Times library

Banks poses July 5, 1955 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. As if pennant races and wild card chases aren’t tough enough, now baseball wants fans to separate Cochrane from Bench, Cobb from Mays, Ruth from Aaron.(AP Photo)

Banks poses July 5, 1955 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. As if pennant races and wild card chases aren’t tough enough, now baseball wants fans to separate Cochrane from Bench, Cobb from Mays, Ruth from Aaron.(AP Photo)

-Ernie Banks throws out the first pitch April 25, 2004. | Sun-Times library

-Ernie Banks throws out the first pitch April 25, 2004. | Sun-Times library

Ron Santo’s retired No. 10 flies with Ernie Banks’ No. 14 on the left field foul pole at Wrigley Field in 2003. | Sun-Times library

Ron Santo’s retired No. 10 flies with Ernie Banks’ No. 14 on the left field foul pole at Wrigley Field in 2003. | Sun-Times library

Former Cub players Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Ernie Banks watch video highlights of the Cubs seasonduring a rally at the Daley Center in 2008. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

Former Cub players Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Ernie Banks watch video highlights of the Cubs seasonduring a rally at the Daley Center in 2008. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks gives an interview during the All Star Legends and Celebrity softball game Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks gives an interview during the All Star Legends and Celebrity softball game Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Former Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks holds an enlarged copy of his rookie baseball card May 16, 2001, at Wrigley Field.  (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

Former Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks holds an enlarged copy of his rookie baseball card May 16, 2001, at Wrigley Field. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins and Ryne Sandberg throw the ceremonial first pitches. The Chicago Cubs host the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2014 home opener at Wrigley Field.  | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins and Ryne Sandberg throw the ceremonial first pitches. The Chicago Cubs host the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2014 home opener at Wrigley Field. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Former Cub Ernie Banks waves during his introduction at the Cubs Convention opening ceremonies on Friday, Jan. 16, 2014. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Former Cub Ernie Banks waves during his introduction at the Cubs Convention opening ceremonies on Friday, Jan. 16, 2014. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

A fan walks down the ramp in front of a mural of Ernie Banks in the second inning of the Chicago Cubs 7-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in the Cubs home opener Monday April 8, 2013 at the Wrigley Field. | Sun-Times library

A fan walks down the ramp in front of a mural of Ernie Banks in the second inning of the Chicago Cubs 7-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in the Cubs home opener Monday April 8, 2013 at the Wrigley Field. | Sun-Times library

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks talks about his career at the foot of his newly unveiled statue outside Wrigley Field during ceremonies in Chicago, Monday, March 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks talks about his career at the foot of his newly unveiled statue outside Wrigley Field during ceremonies in Chicago, Monday, March 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In this March 24, 2014, photo Chicago Cubs’ Hall of Famer Ernie Banks talks during an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

In this March 24, 2014, photo Chicago Cubs’ Hall of Famer Ernie Banks talks during an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Ernie Banks | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks snares high, wide throw from catcher Vic Roznovsky of Cubs to the surprise of LA base runner Lou Johnson in first inning in 1965. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks snares high, wide throw from catcher Vic Roznovsky of Cubs to the surprise of LA base runner Lou Johnson in first inning in 1965. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks(left) and Phillip R. Clarke (center) admire the document issued by Mayor Daley officially proclaiming Saturday as Ernie Banks Day, 1964. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks(left) and Phillip R. Clarke (center) admire the document issued by Mayor Daley officially proclaiming Saturday as Ernie Banks Day, 1964. | Sun-Times library

Cubs great Ernie Banks is Introduced to the fans Saturday before the Equitable Old-Timers Game in 1987. | Sun-Times library

Cubs great Ernie Banks is Introduced to the fans Saturday before the Equitable Old-Timers Game in 1987. | Sun-Times library

San Francisco’s Willie Mays (left) was in town to present the Ken Hubbs Memorial Award to the ever popular Ernie Banks in 1965. | Sun-Times library

San Francisco’s Willie Mays (left) was in town to present the Ken Hubbs Memorial Award to the ever popular Ernie Banks in 1965. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks reads a 1964 proclamation as his father, Edward, wife, Eloyce, and twin sons, Joel and Jerome, listen. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks reads a 1964 proclamation as his father, Edward, wife, Eloyce, and twin sons, Joel and Jerome, listen. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks, Cubs star baseball player, files his petitions to run for Alderman in 1963. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks, Cubs star baseball player, files his petitions to run for Alderman in 1963. | Sun-Times library

Hank Aaron and  Ernie Banks. | Sun-Times library

Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks. | Sun-Times library

Cubs’ owner P.K. Wrigley (left) chats with Ernie Banks at team’s annual luncheon in 1962. | Sun-Times library

Cubs’ owner P.K. Wrigley (left) chats with Ernie Banks at team’s annual luncheon in 1962. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks gets kissed from his mother, Essie, (L) and his wife, Eloyce, (R) after he was elected 1/19 to the Baseball Hall of Fame. | Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks gets kissed from his mother, Essie, (L) and his wife, Eloyce, (R) after he was elected 1/19 to the Baseball Hall of Fame. | Sun-Times library

Pope Paul VI receives Chicago Cubs infielder Ernie Banks and his wife in a special audience at the Vatican. | Sun-Times library

Pope Paul VI receives Chicago Cubs infielder Ernie Banks and his wife in a special audience at the Vatican. | Sun-Times library

U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks enjoys a moment with Henry “Hank” Aaron before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Wrigley Field March 31, 2008. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty

Former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks enjoys a moment with Henry “Hank” Aaron before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers during the Opening Day game at Wrigley Field March 31, 2008. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hall of Famers Johnny Bench (L) and Ernie Banks have a laugh at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2008 in Cooperstown, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hall of Famers Johnny Bench (L) and Ernie Banks have a laugh at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2008 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ernie Banks (‘Mr. Cub’) hugs former teammate Ron Santo after the funeral for Jack Brickhouse in 1998. Al Podgorski/Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks (‘Mr. Cub’) hugs former teammate Ron Santo after the funeral for Jack Brickhouse in 1998. Al Podgorski/Sun-Times library

The Ernie Banks statue on Clark St. just outside of Wrigley Field…. Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

The Ernie Banks statue on Clark St. just outside of Wrigley Field…. Brian Jackson/Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks and some of the material from a new exhibit at the DuSable of Banks’ memorabilia in 1998. |  Sun-Times library

Ernie Banks and some of the material from a new exhibit at the DuSable of Banks’ memorabilia in 1998. | Sun-Times library

April 16, 1961, Cubs starting lineup #54 Vedie Himsl, mgr; #1 Richie Ashburn; #17 Don Zimmer: #26 Billy Williams; #10 Ron Santo; #14 Ernie Banks; #11 Ed Bouchee; #22 Al Heist; #6 Dick Bertell; #32 Bob Anderson | Sun-Times library

April 16, 1961, Cubs starting lineup #54 Vedie Himsl, mgr; #1 Richie Ashburn; #17 Don Zimmer: #26 Billy Williams; #10 Ron Santo; #14 Ernie Banks; #11 Ed Bouchee; #22 Al Heist; #6 Dick Bertell; #32 Bob Anderson | Sun-Times library

September 6, 1966, Phillies’s Doug Clemens is out at first in eighth inning on grounder to Glenn Beckert. Ernie Banks takes throw as pitcher Ferguson Jenkins backs up play. | Sun-Times library

September 6, 1966, Phillies’s Doug Clemens is out at first in eighth inning on grounder to Glenn Beckert. Ernie Banks takes throw as pitcher Ferguson Jenkins backs up play. | Sun-Times library

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