Ernie Banks passed away last night at his home in Chicago. The most popular player to ever put on the Chicago Cubs uniform, he was a two time MVP and spent his entire 19 years in the friendly confines of Wrigley field.
Fans attending the Cubs Fantasy Camp at the team's spring training facility in Mesa reacted to news of his death today.
"Always so happy to see anybody to come to the ball game, come to more ball games and I wish he could have saw and played in a World Series even better, but I think he was just waiting to see that World Series for the Cubs," said Dave Ellinger, a life-long Cubs fan.
The entire baseball world remembers Banks for his childlike enthusiasm for the game of baseball with three words "Let's lay two..."
Banks was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, and he received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2013. He was 83-years-old.