Happy Birthday To ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks!!!

Happy Birthday To ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks!!!

Amazingly, Ernie Banks is turning 82 years old today. 

I have seen recent pictures of Ernie at various Cubs and baseball related events and he looks great!!  Still has the famous smile of his!!!

‘Mr. Cub’ will always be the most popular and respected player from the Chicago Cubs organization.  His 19-seasons of perfection in a Cubs uniform still remain as fond and vibrant memories for the ‘North Siders’.  Banks’ 512 career home runs and season after season of MVP caliber baseball earned him a Hall of Fame induction in 1977 on the first ballot.

Unfortunately Banks never played 1 single inning, never batted 1 time, never took the field 1 time in the playoffs.  For someone who means so much the sport of baseball and specifically to the city of Chicago, it would have been great to see Ernie Banks play when the games counted the most.

Happy Birthday Mr. Banks!!

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4 responses to “Happy Birthday To ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks!!!

  1. I was fortunate enough to be amember of the Ernie Banks/Gene Baker fan club in the 50′s. We would attend about 10 games a year as a group and after each of those games, Mr. Banks and Mr. Baker would come up into the grandstands and spend an hour or so just talking with us. Ernie also spoke at my Little League banquet and he did it for free. Can you imagine any athelte doing that today? I can’t!! Yes Ernie was a great ball player, but he is an even better person..

  2. Robert S. Green U.E.

    I grew up with Fergie Jenkins and when I went to his wedding I met Ernie Banks. I must say he was a great man and a gentleman. Sincerely, Robert Green

  3. Robert S. Green U.E.

    How can I receive a autograph picture of Ernie Banks? Anyone know

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