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Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball 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.

His biggest individual accomplishments were:


Major League Single Season Records:

Years Led League by Statistical category:

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