Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83 Print E-mail
Written by Liz Banks   
Monday, 09 February 2015

Ernie BanksAn article by the Chicago Tribune

Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Cubs' first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-Star and two-time National League Most Valuable Player (1958-59). His boundless enthusiasm and optimism personified what it meant to be a Cubs fan.

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