1953 HEADLINE: Ernie Banks Hits First Home Run Of His Major League Career
On this day in 1953, Ernie Banks hit the first home run of his career as a professional baseball player.
Nobody knew what was in store for Banks’ future, but ‘Mr. Cub’ certainly left a lasting impression on the city of Chicago and the sport of baseball.
Home Run #1 was just the start. The start of 512 career home runs. The start of 11 All-star appearances. The start of 1 Gold Glove award. And the start of 2 Most Valuable Player awards. Home Run #1 started it all…
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Ernie Banks!!!