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  500 Homer Club : Ernie Banks
Ernie Banks was born on January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas and played from from 1953 to 1971.
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).
Banks, more interested in softball than baseball, was a high school star in both football and basketball, and once ran a 52-second quarter mile.
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 Ernie Banks
Ernie Banks was born on January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas.
Ernie Banks went on a home run hitting spree, hitting more than 40 home runs in five different seasons, and led the National Legue in that category in 1958 and 1960.
Banks was known for his enthusiasm and love of the game, his trademark cry of "let's play two!" reflected the pure enjoyment he took in baseball.
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 Ernie Banks - Sports Library
Banks 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 fl player.
Banks wore number 14 as a Cub, and is one of only four Cubs players who have had their number retired by the organization.
Banks won the National League Most Valuable Player Award twice, in 1958 and 1959 despite the fact that the Cubs were not pennant contenders during the season.
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 Ernie Banks - MSN Encarta
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer, Ernie Banks, was the first National Leaguer to win the MVP Award two years in a row.
Ernie Banks, born in 1931, American professional baseball player who established a major league record in 1955 by hitting five grand-slam home runs in a single season.
A popular figure among fans, Banks possessed an infectious enthusiasm for the game and was known for his favorite saying: “Let's play two today!” He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
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Ernie Banks was named the NL's most valuable player in 1958 and in 1959, when he batted.304 with 45 home runs and 143 RBI.
Ernie Banks led the league in home runs for the second time with 41 in 1960.
Ernie Banks became a part-time player in 1970 and retired after appearing in just 39 games in 1971.
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 Baseball Speaker Ernie Banks-speakers bureau booking information ?
Ernie Banks is an American former Major League Baseball player who played for the Chicago Cubs his entire career.
Banks smashed a record five grand slams in 1955 and his 47 round-trippers in 1958 are the most ever hit by a shortstop.
Ernie Banks has career totals of 512 home runs, good for 12th on the all-time list, with 1636 RBI, 1305 runs scored, 2583 hits with a.274 lifetime average.
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 Ernie Banks-"Mr. Cub" - Associated Content
But injuries to his legs over the years forced Ernie Banks to move to first base in 1962, and even though when you mention his name today people automatically think of Ernie Banks as a shortstop, in reality he played more of his games at first than short, 1259 to 1125.
On May 25th, 1962, Ernie Banks was taken from the field on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a pitch from Moe Drabowsky of the Reds.
Ernie Banks hit his 512th, and last, home run off of the Reds' Jim McGlothlin in August of 1971; that pushed him past Mel Ott and into a tie with Eddie Mathews.
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 Ernie Banks
Ernie continued to play Shortstop, but he tried out seven games at 1st base and twenty-three in the outfield.
Banks played one hundred thirty-eight total games in '61, one hundred forty-two hits, five hundred eleven at bats, twenty-nine homers, seventy-five runs, and eighty RBIs.
Banks had four hundred and thirty two at bat and ninety eight hits.
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 ERNIE BANKS - Mr. Cub - Motivational and Professional Speaker
Banks retired in 1971 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
Growing up in Dallas, the young Ernie Banks had to be bribed by his father to play catch, though by the time he was seventeen he began his lifetime career by joining a local baseball team for $15 dollars per game.
Banks' best years were his consecutive MVP years in 1958 and 1959.
www.sterlingspeakers.com /banks.htm   (361 words)

 The Ballplayers - Ernie Banks | BaseballLibrary.com
His sunny personality is legend, as is his refrain on a sunny day: "Let's play two!" The first fl player on the Cubs, Banks came up as a shortstop, where he won consecutive MVP awards, but actually played more games at first base.
Growing up in Dallas, Banks had to be bribed with nickels and dimes by his father to play catch.
A teammate of his once remarked that Banks had "wrists right up to his armpits." An opposing player noted that he often "hits the ball right out of the catcher's mitt." In 1955, he switched to a lighter bat, starting a trend.
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 Ernie Banks - 500 Home Run Club - The Most Inspiring Sluggers in Baseball History
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.
Ernie Banks played two years (1950 and 1953) with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro American League.
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 Teamsters Highlight Black History in Our Union: Ernie Banks
Banks served as an organizer in the off-season at Local 743 for a number of years, focusing his efforts on warehouse and mail order workers in the Chicago area.
Banks was spotted by the Cubs when playing for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League and signed to a major league contract with the team in 1953.
Banks was chosen to play in the All-Star Game during 11 seasons, was twice voted the National League Most Valuable Player and hit 512 home runs during his time with the Cubs.
www.teamster.org /resources/members/hrc/blackhistory/banks.asp   (289 words)

 Ernie Banks - Newsday.com
Ernest "Ernie" Banks, a Baseball Hall of Famer known as "Mr.
A statue of Banks is to be erected at Wrigley in 2008.
Ernie Banks: 'Yo nunca me consideré una leyenda'
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 Ernie Banks Life After Baseball - 500 Home Run Club - The Most Inspiring Sluggers in Baseball History
Ernie Banks is a living, breathing part of The Chicago Cubs past, present and future..just as Tommy Lasorda is - to many people – the L.A. Dodgers.
Banks was joined by NFL Hall of Famers Mike Singletary and Terry Bradshaw, members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, comedian Al Franken, and singing stars Carol King, Ruth Pointer-Sayles, Jewel and Shane Minor.
Ernie and his wife Liz Banks, who is President of THE 500 HOME RUN CLUB®, are featured in this month’s “O” Magazine, and Chicago’s beloved “Ambassador of Baseball” will once again be accompanying the team as they enter Spring Training next month.
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 Ernie Banks Statue: Those Proofreading Cubbies
Up until this morning, this was what the new Ernie Banks statue looked like in front of Wrigley Field.
I always thought this was a condensed version of the statement Ernie Banks made to Jackie Robinson while watching the 1946 All Star Game; "Why won't they let us play, too," so I was too busy laughing at the wrong misspelling and lack of a comma to even appreciate what was really going on.
Ernie Banks was actually saying that natives of Latvia tend to play doubleheaders.
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 Athletes - Ernie Banks
Ernest "Ernie" Banks (born January 31, 1931) is an American former Major League baseball player who played from 1953 to 1971.
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 fl player.
This feat is amazing, since the Cubs were never pennant contenders during Banks' career and this award is usually given to players who contribute substantially to their teams' championship drives.
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 The HistoryMakers
In 1953, Banks was recruited directly from the Negro League into the majors with the Chicago Cubs.
From 1955 to 1960, Ernie Banks hit more homers than anyone in the majors, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, and he finished his career with five seasons of forty or more home runs.
In 1977, Banks was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
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 Posts tagged ErnieBanks at FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog
Anywho, with the recent dedication of a statue for Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field, there's been a discussion as to when, if ever, there will be a statue built in Sosa's honor.
Ernie Banks has gone on record saying he thinks there should be one, and Sammy thinks there will be as well.
As I was walking by the stadium, I came across the as of yet unveiled statue of Ernie Banks.
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 Cubs honour Ernie Banks with statue - Sportsnet.ca
"Ernie was truly a trailblazer," Williams, a Hall of Famer, said during the ceremony.
With Banks, Williams and Santo, the Cubs had two Hall of Famers and another player that many believe should be inducted.
Banks thought about his parents raising a family on US$10 a week and how "they were satisfied." He used that word -- satisfied -- often during his speech.
www.sportsnet.ca /baseball/2008/03/31/cubs_banks_statue   (737 words)

 Ernie Banks
Early in his career, his fielding was erratic - he committed error totals of 34, 22, 25 and a league-leading 32 between 1955 and 1958 but he worked diligently to become a steady fielder.
Banks hit a record 5 grand slams in 1955 and his 47 taters in 1958 are the most ever by a shortstop in a single season.
He won the National League MVP in consecutive years (1958 and 1959), and led the National League in home runs twice (1958 and 1960) and in RBI twice (1958 and 1959).
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Banks.html   (300 words)

 Music of Ernie Hawkins
"Ernie is a master country blues guitarist and a wonderful and patient teacher of this music...
Ernie gives you a detailed rundown of each arrangement, analyzing the structure and timing of each phrase, verse and chorus and then replaying everything slower on a split screen with close-ups of both hands.
People who do not know Ernie will be amazed at the exact note for note faithfulness of the work to the playing of these three blues greats.
www.erniehawkins.com /videos/videos.html   (1175 words)

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