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Ernie Banks

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Number retired on 22 August 1982
Positions First Base
(1,259-games)
SS (1125-gms)
3B (69-games)
OF (23-games)
MLB Seasons 19
Teams Chicago Cubs
Debut 17 Sept. 1953 (CHC)
Final Game 26 Sept. 1971 (CHC)
Total Games 2,528 batting
(2,476 fielding)
LCS Appearances (none)
World Series Teams (none)
Allstar Teams 1955, 1956,
1957, 1958,
1959, 1960,
1961, 1962,
1965, 1967,
1969
Awards NL MVP
(1958, 1959)
League Leader RBI's (1958-129; 1959-143)
League Leader Homeruns (1958-47; 1960-41)
Gold Glove (1960)
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (1967)
National Baseball Hall of Fame (1977)
Nickname
"Mr. Cub"

Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931) is an American former Major League baseball player who played from 1953 to 1971. Banks is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His nickname was "Mr. Cub".

He was born in Dallas, Texas, signed with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League in 1950 and broke into the major leagues in 1953 with the Chicago Cubs as their first black player. Banks played for the Cubs his entire career starting at shortstop and moving to first base in 1962. Banks, who wore the number 14 as a Cub, is one of only three Cubs players who have had their number retired by the organization, along with Billy Williams (#26) and Ron Santo (#10). Both were teammates of Banks' in the 1960's and 70's. He is well known for his catch phrase of "let's play two", expressing his wish to play a double-header every day out of his pure love for the game of baseball.

On 22 August 1982 No. 14 became the first player to have his number retired by the Chicago Cubs.

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Stats

  • Height: 6'- 1"
  • Weight: 180 lb
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Uniform number: 14
  • MLB
    • Batting average: .274
    • Hits: 2,583
    • RBI's: 1,636
    • Homeruns: 512
  • Cubs' all-time leader:
    • Games played (2,528)
    • At-bats (9,421)
    • Total bases (4,706)
  • Major League Single Season Records
    • 5 grand slam home runs in 1955
Years Led League by Statistical category

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