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Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimism

01/31/2015 9:02 PM 0

CHICAGO - Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's colour barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city ......

A large photograph is diplayed behind the casket of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, during a public visitation held for Banks who died after a heart attack last week, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Chicago. Show/Hide caption

A large photograph is diplayed behind the casket of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, during a public visitation held for Banks who died after a heart attack last week, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Chicago. "Mr. Cub" is remembered as much for his boundless enthusiasm despite playing on mostly losing teams as his 512 home runs and two MVP awards. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday on what would have been his 84th birthday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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