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  • Remembering Ernie ``Mr. Cub’’ Banks

    by Representative Mike Quigley

    Posted on 2015-01-27

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    QUIGLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. QUIGLEY. Madam Speaker, the Chicago Cubs, baseball, and all sports has lost a legend. Ernie Banks, ``Mr. Cub,'' passed away last Friday.



    From humble beginnings, Ernie won two MVPs as a power-hitting shortstop and became an All-Star and a Hall of Famer. But perhaps more importantly, he overcame the racism he faced to become an amazing ambassador for the Cubs, his beloved Wrigley Field, and the game itself.

    You could not have met a more decent, kinder, happier soul on any field of endeavor. It was for these roles that he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Ernie, thanks for reminding us that baseball is a game that should be watched and played for fun. Indeed, let's play two. You will be missed.

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