Ernie Banks

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Ernest "Ernie" Banks (born January 31, 1931), nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", is a retired American professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons, 1953 through 1971. He spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago Cubs. He was a National League (NL) All-Star for 11 seasons, playing in 14 All-Star Games.

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Filmography

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Selected Ernie Banks film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2006
Roman (2006)
Cyrus

2005
Reversal of Misfortune
Blind Man

2004
Promised Land (2004)
Ozzie

2000
Finding Buck McHenry (TV Movie)
Ollie Johnson

1993
Where I Live (1993) (TV Show)
Johnson

1990
Pastime (1990)
Steamer Fan

1987
Isabel's Honeymoon Hotel (1987) (TV Show)
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1984
Host

1978
Blackjack
Turbo

1965
The Shooting of Dan McGrew (Short Film)
The Stranger

1960
Insight (1960) (TV Show)
Horse

Self

2012
Goose
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2009
We Believe (2009)
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2009
Prime 9 (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
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2008
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs (TV Show)
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2008
2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) (TV Movie)
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2006
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field - The Labor Day Weekend Shows
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2005
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2004
The Sports List (TV Show)
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2004
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial (TV Show)
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2000
Yes, Dear (2000) (TV Show)
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2000
Sports Geniuses (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
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1996
Arli$$ (1996) (TV Show)
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1991
Up Close Primetime (TV Show)
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1990
1990 MLB All-Star Game (1990) (TV Movie)
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1987
Married with Children (1987) (TV Show)
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1985
Mr. Belvedere (1985) (TV Show)
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1985
Greats of the Game (TV Show)
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1983
1983 MLB All-Star Game (1983) (TV Movie)
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1982
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1974
King of the Hill
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1969
1969 MLB All-Star Game (1969) (TV Movie)
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1967
1967 MLB All-Star Game (1967) (TV Movie)
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1965
1965 MLB All-Star Game (1965) (TV Movie)
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1959
Home Run Derby (1959) (TV Show)
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1958
1958 MLB All-Star Game (1958) (TV Movie)
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1957
1957 MLB All-Star Game (1957) (TV Movie)
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1955
1955 MLB All-Star Game (1955) (TV Movie)
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Quotes

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List of Ernie Banks quotes.

I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.


Buffett invited me to a golf tournament in Omaha and I went to play in it, and we became friends. And he invited me to his stockholders meeting.


I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.


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  • Ernie Banks - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (8 September 1969)

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Ernie Banks.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1953 CHC 10 35 3 11 1 1 2 6 0 4 5 0.314 0.385 0.571
1954 CHC 154 593 70 163 19 7 19 79 6 40 50 0.275 0.326 0.427
1955 CHC 154 596 98 176 29 9 44 117 9 45 72 0.295 0.345 0.596
1956 CHC 139 538 82 160 25 8 28 85 6 52 62 0.297 0.358 0.530
1957 CHC 156 594 113 169 34 6 43 102 8 70 85 0.285 0.360 0.579
1958 CHC 154 617 119 193 23 11 47 129 4 52 87 0.313 0.366 0.614
1959 CHC 155 589 97 179 25 6 45 143 2 64 72 0.304 0.374 0.596
1960 CHC 156 597 94 162 32 7 41 117 1 71 69 0.271 0.350 0.554
1961 CHC 138 511 75 142 22 4 29 80 1 54 75 0.278 0.346 0.507
1962 CHC 154 610 87 164 20 6 37 104 5 30 71 0.269 0.306 0.503
1963 CHC 130 432 41 98 20 1 18 64 0 39 73 0.227 0.292 0.403
1964 CHC 157 591 67 156 29 6 23 95 1 36 84 0.264 0.307 0.450
1965 CHC 163 612 79 162 25 3 28 106 3 55 64 0.265 0.328 0.453
1966 CHC 141 511 52 139 23 7 15 75 0 29 59 0.272 0.315 0.432
1967 CHC 151 573 68 158 26 4 23 95 2 27 93 0.276 0.310 0.455
1968 CHC 150 552 71 136 27 0 32 83 2 27 67 0.246 0.287 0.469
1969 CHC 155 565 60 143 19 2 23 106 0 42 101 0.253 0.309 0.416
1970 CHC 72 222 25 56 6 2 12 44 0 20 33 0.252 0.313 0.459
1971 CHC 39 83 4 16 2 0 3 6 0 6 14 0.193 0.247 0.325
Career 2528 9421 1305 2583 407 90 512 1636 50 763 1236 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Ernie Banks.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1953 CHC 10 - 19 33 1 9 0.981
1954 CHC 154 154 1,373 312 475 34 105 0.959
1955 CHC 154 154 1,376 290 482 22 102 0.972
1956 CHC 139 139 1,228 279 357 25 92 0.962
1957 CHC 156 156 1,398 241 348 14 71 0.977
1958 CHC 154 154 1,361 292 468 32 100 0.960
1959 CHC 155 154 1,371 271 519 12 95 0.985
1960 CHC 156 156 1,375 283 488 18 94 0.977
1961 CHC 138 132 1,144 274 366 21 76 0.968
1962 CHC 154 150 1,323 1462 107 11 135 0.993
1963 CHC 130 117 1,054 1178 78 9 97 0.993
1964 CHC 157 153 1,344 1565 132 10 122 0.994
1965 CHC 163 161 1,435 1682 93 15 143 0.992
1966 CHC 141 132 1,160 1183 92 13 88 0.990
1967 CHC 151 146 1,282 1383 91 10 111 0.993
1968 CHC 150 145 1,232 1379 88 6 118 0.996
1969 CHC 155 147 1,301 1419 87 4 116 0.997
1970 CHC 72 57 504 528 35 4 53 0.993
1971 CHC 39 18 160 167 12 0 15 1.000
Career 2528 2425 - 14207 4351 261 1742 -

First NameErnest
Last NameBanks
Full Name at BirthErnest Banks
Other NamesMr. Cub
Age83
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1931
BirthplaceDallas, TX
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight180 lbs (81.6 kg)
Star SignAquarius
SexualityStraight
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolBooker T. Washington (Dallas, TX)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionFirst Baseman, Shortstop
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut17 September 1953
Last MLB Game26 September 1971
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1977 (321/383 ballots).
Claim to FameNational League MVP 1958 and 1959

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