(CBS) — An attorney for the family of Cubs legend Ernie Banks revealed that he died from a heart attack on Friday. It was seven days before his 84th birthday.
The announcement came at a press conference on Sunday. Joined by members of her family at a downtown hotel, Banks’ widow Liz said her husband was beloved and will be deeply missed.
“It is certainly a sad day for us,” she said.
The Wrigley Field statue of Ernie Banks will be placed in Daley Plaza from Wednesday morning through Saturday. It is currently being restored at a facility outside the Chicago.
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Banks played his entire career with the Cubs from 1953 to 1971 and was named an All-Star 14 times and won…
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