1977 HEADLINE: Ernie Banks Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame
‘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.
Ernie Banks was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot. He received 321 of 383 votes cast.