Ernie Banks
Ernie Banks
Ernest "Ernie" Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015), nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, from 1953 through 1971. Banks was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, and was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. Banks is regarded by some as one of the greatest players of all time. He began his professional baseball career in 1950, playing for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro leagues. He served in the US military for two years and returned to the...