Ernie Banks Biography

Ernest "Ernie" Banks, nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", is a retired American professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons, 1953 through 1971. He spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago Cubs. He was a National League All-Star for 11 seasons, playing in 14 All-Star Games.

Banks was born and raised in Dallas. He entered Negro league baseball in 1950, playing for the Kansas City Monarchs. He served in the military for two years and returned to the Monarchs before beginning his major league career in September 1953. He made his first MLB All-Star Game appearance in 1955. Banks had his best seasons in 1958 and 1959, when he received back-to-back National League Most Valuable Player awards. In 1958, he hit .313 and led the NL with 47 home runs and 129 runs batted in. In 1959, he hit .304 with 45 HRs and led the NL with 143 RBIs.

During the 1961 season, Banks was transferred to left field followed by a final position change to first base. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ernie Banks
Full Name:
Ernest Banks
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
January 31, 1931 (88)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
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Ernie Banks Timeline
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