Today it was announced that "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks, passed away. He was 83.
Part of the Windy City elite, alongside the likes of Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and Dick Butkus to name a few, Banks was the first Black player on the Chicago Cubs. Banks is the club's all-time leader in games and etra-base hits, and is second to only Sammy Sosa on the club list for homeruns with 512. The Hall Of Fame shortstop is the franchise leader in hits, intentional walks and sacrifice flies and RBIs. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.He was also voted to the All-Century team in 1999.