Baseball world and beyond express appreciation for Ernie Banks
The word "beloved" gets tossed around pretty easily in sports, but sometimes it just fits. Such is the case with Ernie Banks.
When Mr. Cub died on Friday at 83, the social media reaction was swift and heartfelt.
It came from those inside baseball, who had either a personal connection or appreciation for the Hall of Famer.
The Wrigley Field marquee pays tribute to Mr. Cub on this somber night. pic.twitter.com/OxwtXxkHt4
— MLB (@MLB) January 24, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Ernie Banks!!! What a Special Man!! Always put a smile on my face when seeing him!! #GodBlessYou
— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) January 24, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing of great HOF'er Ernie Banks. Condolences to his family and .@Cubs fans everywhere. Let's play 2 for Ernie!
— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) January 24, 2015
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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
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) January 24, 2015
RIP Mr. Cub Ernie Banks……thank you for all of your contributions to the game we both love! 🙏
— Jimmy Rollins (@JimmyRollins11) January 24, 2015
RIP "Mr Cub" Ernie Banks…thank you for your great contributions to the game of baseball!
— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) January 24, 2015
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. #MrCub
— Dale Murphy (@DaleMurphy3) January 24, 2015
— Randy Johnson (@RJ51Photos) January 24, 2015
— Jamie Moyer (@jmo50Moyer) January 24, 2015
Ernie Banks… We are going to all miss you. #Legend
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 24, 2015
Very sad to hear the passing of Ernie Banks. He was a true trailblazer in baseball. One of the all tIme greats! #RIPMRCUB…
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) January 24, 2015
Crushed to learn of passing of MR Cub -ERNIE BANKS – loved his spirit / smile & man could he play / Let's play 2 /thnx 4 the memories RIP
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 24, 2015
So saddened to hear about the passing of Ernie Banks, one of the nicest most eternally optimistic men I was fortunate to meet.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 24, 2015
RIP Ernie banks/ sad day for Chicago and cubs nation – great human being
— John Cusack (@johncusack) January 24, 2015