1931 - Born on the 31st of January in Dallas, Texas.
1950 - Signed with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League.
1953 - Played in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs as their first black player.
1955 - Set the record for grand slams in a single season, at an amazing 5.
1958-1959 - Banks won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
1960 - Awarded by Gold Glove.
1962 - Banks wore number 14 as a Cub, and is one of only four Cubs players who have had their number retired by the organization.
1965 - Banks hit his 400th home run on the 2nd of September.
1967 - Banks was awarded by Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.
1970 - Chicago's Wrigley Field, hit his 500th home run.
- Finished his career with 512 home runs, the most ever by a shortstop.
1971 - Retired as a player, and the Cubs signed him as a coach.
1977 - Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1999 - He ranked Number 38 on The Sporting News list of Baseball's Greatest Players.
- He was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.
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