Ernie Banks

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks Full Name: Ernie Banks [Ernest Banks]
Nationality: American

Profession: MLB shortstop
Why Famous: Nicknamed "Mr. Cub", he spent all of his 19 seasons (1953-1971) with the Chicago Cubs. He won back-to-back National League Most Valuable Player awards in 1958 and 1959. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Born: January 31, 1931 (85 years old)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Married Life

  • 1953-04-06 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise
  • 1959-07-02 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage
  • 1984-06-14 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

Historical Events in the Life of Ernie Banks

  • 1953-09-17 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
  • 1953-09-20 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR
  • 1955-09-19 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
  • 1959-11-04 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
  • 1961-06-23 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • 1961-09-23 Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • 1964-08-15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago
  • 1965-09-02 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)
  • 1970-05-12 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
  • 1971-12-01 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach
  • 1973-05-08 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager
  • 1977-01-19 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

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