Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub”

"Oh wow! I love it!" - Ernie Banks

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Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub”
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This bronze statue of Ernie Banks, the most beloved player in the franchise, stands 7 feet tall on a 4-foot granite base. Unveiled March 31, 2008, Mr. Cub is as much a part of the franchise as Wrigley field. The artist, Lou Cella, says "This hyper-real sculpture has one of the strongest connections to the public, more than anything else I’ve ever worked on. There were an immense number of people who approached me with a deep emotional connection with Ernie."

 
“…a stunning likeness” - The Chicago Tribune
 

Artist Lou Cella
Client Chicago Cubs
Location Wrigley Field Chicago, IL
Material Bronze and Granite