Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks Statue Moved Downtown for Tribute

Chicago CubsCHICAGO (AP) — Baseball fans are stopping by the downtown Chicago plaza where the statue of the Ernie Banks is on display to pay their respects to the Hall of Famer who died last week.

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.

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