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Ernie Banks

Biography

Hall of Popularity MLB infielder referred to as Mr. Cub, performed his whole 19-year profession using the Chicago Cubs, representing the group in 14 All-Star video game. He was called National Little league MVP in 1958 and 1959. He was a golf ball, baseball, and monitor celebrity at Booker T Washington SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Dallas. He documented 2,583 strikes and 512 house runs during the period of his profession. His #14 was retired from the Cubs and he was inducted in to the Football Hall of Popularity in 1977. He wedded Liz Ellzey in 1997 after previously becoming wedded to Mollye Ector, Eloyce Johnson and Marjorie Banking institutions. He offers four children called Joey, Jerry, Jan and Alayna. He and Ryne Sandberg are two of the very most celebrated Chicago Cubs of all-time.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ernie Banks
Date Of Birth January 31, 1931
Died January 23, 2015, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Place Of Birth Dallas, TX
Height 1.85 m
Profession Baseball Player
Education Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Nationality American
Spouse Liz Ellzey, Marjorie Marie Wardlaw, Mollye Ector
Children Joey Banks, Jerry Banks, Jan Banks, Alyna Olivia Banks
Parents Essie Banks, Eddie Banks
Siblings Edna Mae Banks, Donald Banks, Samuel Banks, Frances Wilson, Evelyn Lockhart, Walter Banks, Robert Banks, Benjamin Banks, Estella Johnson, Glover Banks, Eddie Banks Jr.
Awards National League Most Valuable Player Award
Movies Roman, Finding Buck McHenry
Star Sign Aquarius

  • Facts
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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1He died eight days before his 84th birthday.
2He was the Cubs' first black player.
3In his memoir "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid", author Bill Bryson said of Banks: "he was the nicest human being I've ever met in my life. It was like being friends with God.".
4Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by President Barack Obama.
5Inducted into the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, and Mike Ditka.
6Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
7Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1970.
8He hit his 500th home run on May 12. When he retired, his career home run total was 512.
9Made major league debut on 17 September 1953.
10Uniform #14 retired by the Cubs.
11Became the first slugger to use a light bat after accidentally picking up a bat belonging to a teammate as a rookie. Hit five grand slam home runs in 1955, setting a major league record for grand slams in one season.
12Named to 11 National League All Star Teams (1955-1962, 1965, 1967 and 1969).
13Won 1960 National League Gold Glove Award at Shortstop.
14Finished in top 10 in voting for National League MVP in 1955, 1957 and 1960.
15Chicago Cubs Career Total Bases Leader(4,706).
16Chicago Cubs Career At Bats Leader(9,421).
17Chicago Cubs Career Games Played Leader(2,528).
18Born at 4:0am-CST
19Played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. Won National League (NL) Most Valuable Player award in 1958 & 1959. Set a Major League record for home runs by a shortstop with 47 in 1958. Named to the MLB All-Century team in October, 1999 as a shortstop. Led NL in home runs in 1958 & 1960, and RBIs in 1958 & 1959. Hit 40 or more home runs four consecutive years (1957-1960) and five times overall. Never appeared in a playoff or World Series. Hit 512 career home runs. Had 100 or more RBIs eight times.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roman2006Cyrus
Reversal of Misfortune2005Blind Man
Promised Land2004/IOzzie
Malibooty!2003VideoJudge
Arli$$2000TV SeriesErnie Banks
Finding Buck McHenry2000TV MovieOllie Johnson
Where I Live1993TV SeriesJohnson
Pastime1990Steamer Fan
Isabel's Honeymoon Hotel1987TV Series
Hill Street Blues1985TV SeriesCabbie
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear1984TV MovieHost
Blackjack1978Turbo
Insight1977TV SeriesHorse
The Shooting of Dan McGrew1965ShortThe Stranger (voice)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes1974singer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field - The Labor Day Weekend Shows2006Video special thanks: "Mr. Cub"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1955 MLB All-Star Game1955TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
The Black LineDocumentary announced
Keep the Faith2013DocumentaryHimself
Goose2012DocumentaryHimself
We Believe2009DocumentaryHimself
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Diminished Capacity2008Himself
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field - The Labor Day Weekend Shows2006VideoHimself - 'Mr. Cub'
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
The History Makers2005Video documentaryHimself
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sports List2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Speaker
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
Yes, Dear2003TV SeriesHimself
Sports Geniuses2000TV SeriesHimself
Up Close Primetime1998TV SeriesHimself
Married with Children1993TV SeriesHimself
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryHimself
1990 MLB All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself - 1st Pitch
Mr. Belvedere1989TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
Greats of the Game1985TV SeriesGuest
1983 MLB All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself - NL Honorary Captain
King of the Hill1974DocumentaryHimself (first base coach)
1969 MLB All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
1967 MLB All-Star Game1967TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
1965 MLB All-Star Game1965TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
1961 MLB All-Star Game1961TV SpecialHimself - NL infielder
Home Run Derby1960TV SeriesHimself
1958 MLB All-Star Game1958TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1957 MLB All-Star Game1957TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Wait 'Til Next Year: The Saga of the Chicago Cubs2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
2[after his 500th home run] I was thinking about my mother and dad, about all the people in the Chicago Cubs organization that helped me and about the wonderful Chicago fans who have come out all these years to cheer me on. They've been a great inspiration to me.
3The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
4The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
5You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

#Trademark
1His ever-present smile

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