Hall Of Fame Shortstop for the Chicago Cubs
Ernie Banks Speaker Profile
Known as Mr Cub, Ernie Banks was born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas and is a retired professional baseball player. He played as a shortstop and first baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 19 seasons on the National League's (NL) Chicago Cubs team, from 1953 through 1971. Banks was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Major League Baseball All-Century Team, in 1999.
Banks won the National League Most Valuable Player Award twice, in 1958 and 1959 despite the fact that the Cubs were not pennant contenders during those seasons. He became the first shortstop in the history of the National League to win the MVP award in back to back seasons. Jimmy Dykes reportedly remarked that, "Without him, the Cubs would finish in Albuquerque!"
On September 2, 1965, Banks hit his 400th home run, and five years later, on May 12, 1970 at Chicago's Wrigley Field, hit his 500th home run. Banks finished his career with 512 home runs, and his 277 homers as a shortstop were the most ever at the time of his retirement. (Cal Ripken, Jr now holds the record for most homers as a shortstop with 345.) Banks holds Cubs records for games played (2,528), at-bats (9,421), extra-base hits (1,009), and total bases (4,706).
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Posted on 3 April 2013 | 4:48 pm
MLB Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is scheduled to make an appearance at the upcoming CSA Show in Chantilly, Virginia. The legendary "Mr. Cub" played his entire career as a member of the Chicago Cubs and retired in 1971 with 512 home runs, 2,583 hits and a batting average of .274 over his 19 seasons in the major leagues. He was a 14-time All-Star and inducted into the Hall of Fame in… [Read More]
Posted on 17 December 2012 | 5:06 pm
Legendary Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks will be making an Appearance at the Houston Collector's Show on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. The MLB Hall of Famer spent 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 through 1971 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977. "Mr. Cub" was a 14-time All-Star and the National League MVP in 1958 and… [Read More]
Posted on 4 November 2012 | 1:23 am
Baseball great Ernie Banks will make an Appearance at "This Magic Moment" Autograph Show in Fairfield, New Jersey. The MLB Hall of Famer is one of the most popular athletes of all time in the Chicago area, spending 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 through 1971. "Mr. Cub" was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977, and remains one of the most popular Cubs players of all… [Read More]
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