Common Name:
Ernie Banks
Born:
January 31, 1931, in Dallas, Texas
Bats:
Right
Teams Played For:
Chicago Cubs (1953-1971)
Full Name:
Ernest Banks
Major League Debut:
9/17/1953
Throws:
Right
Primary Team:
Chicago Cubs
Nick Names:
Mr. Cub
Primary Position:
Shortstop
Primary Uniform:
14

Awards:
All-Star (15): 1955-62, 1965, 1967, 1969; National League MVP 1959, 1959; Gold Glove (SS) 1960
Biography:
Noted for his sunny disposition, excellent all-round play and his powerful home runs, Ernie Banks was always a favorite of the Chicago Cubs fans. Banks was chosen to play in the All-Star Game during 11 seasons, was twice voted the National League Most Valuable Player and knocked 512 home runs during his 19-year career with the Cubs. He twice led the National League in home runs and RBI and picked up one Gold Glove Award in 1960. “Mr. Cub” displayed his perpetual love for the game with his signature phrase, “Let’s play two!”
Quote:
"Without him, the Cubs would finish in Albuquerque."
— Jimmie Dykes
Did You Know?...
Ernie Banks played two years (1950 and 1953) with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro American League.
Induction Information
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1977, Player
321 votes on 383 ballots 83.81%
Hall of Fame Teammate:
Billy Williams
Here is sharing my 498th, 499th and 500th home run:

WOW this is so unreal to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF5nhvi8gOg
Thank you to all the fans for being a part of my life. ~Ernie Banks