On Wednesday morning, fans started visiting the statue that’s normally at Wrigley Field to take pictures and recall their own memories of “Mr. Cub.”
Trudi Burns says her 23-year-old son never saw Banks play but still told her that all he wanted for his birthday this month was a photograph of the statue. Jim Kosik says he was taking photographs to send to relatives who no longer live in Chicago so they could share in the tribute.
The statue will remain at the plaza through Saturday.
The 83-year-old Banks died last Friday of a heart attack.