Astros Statement Regarding The Passing of Ernie Banks

"The Houston Astros join the rest of the baseball world in mourning the passing of Ernie Banks, a baseball legend, true pioneer and a great Texan," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "The contributions of "Mr. Cub" and the tremendous impact he had on our game both on and off the field will never be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences to Ernie's family and friends and to his many fans and admirers."