274 hitter who totaled 2,583 hits, 1,305 runs scored and 1,636 runs batted in. On May 12, 1970, he hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming just the ninth player to reach the plateau. Banks was a member of 14 NL All-Star teams.
Along with Honus Wagner and Cal Ripken, Jr. He was one of three shortstops named to Major League Baseballs All-Century Team in 1999. Perhaps no player defines his team as thoroughly as Mr.
Cub, who played with joy and immense talent for the Cubs from 1953-71. A native of Dallas, Texas, 19-year-old Ernie Banks debuted for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues in 1950. 17 marked the first appearance of an African-American player for the franchise. Banks started every game at shortstop for the Cubs in 1954, finishing second in the NL Rookie of The Year voting and 16th in NL MVP voting. Banks would go on to win Most Valuable Player Awards in 1958 and 59.
Banks was an excellent defensive player at two positions, shortstop from 1953-61, and first base from 1962-71. At the former position, he led the league in fielding percentage three times, picking up a Gold Glove Award in 1960, when he led all NL shortstops in fielding percentage, double plays, games, putouts and assists. As a first baseman, he led the league in putouts five times, assists three times and double plays and fielding percentage once each, compiling a.It was with the bat that Banks really excelled, however, hitting more than 40 homers five times and leading the league twice in homers and twice in RBI. Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher, Banks skipper with the Cubs from 1966-71, was famous for asserting that Nice guys finish last. But he made an exception for Mr. Banks is one nice guy who finished first but he had the talent to go with it.
Banks was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977. He passed away on Jan 23, 2015. Please message with any questions. As always, each and every item we sell is 100% Authentic.PICTURES PROVIDED IN THIS LISTING ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM FOR SALE! If you have any questions, please contact. Through the e B a y. We have 300+ World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, NBA Championship Rings that we'll be listing in the up-coming weeks.......
Plus, many others from College Football, Basketball, Baseball, etc. All rings / pendants are thoroughly checked before being listed for gold content, and for genuine diamonds. T he actual championship ring you will be receiving is pictured above, and in-stock. The item "Ernie Banks Signed MLB Payroll Promotion Check Autograph HOF Chicago Cubs Mr" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items".
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