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Banks, Ernest (Ernie; Mr. Cub)

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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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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