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Ernie Banks Ernie Banks
Full name: Ernest Banks
Born: January 31, 1931, Dallas, Texas
First Game: September 17, 1953; Final Game: September 26, 1971
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 1" Weight: 180
Uncle of Bob Johnson
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1977
NL MVP (1958 to 1959)
TSN NL Player of the Year (1958 to 1959)
SS on TSN All-Star Team (1955 and 1958 to 1960)
NL Gold Glove as SS (1960)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1953 CHI N                10    35    3   11   1   1   2    6    4        5   0   0               0    0   0  .314  .385  .571   0.5 1953 CHI N
1954 CHI N               154   593   70  163  19   7  19   79   40       50   7   5   4          11    6  10  .275  .326  .427   0.2 1954 CHI N
1955 CHI N               154   596   98  176  29   9  44  117   45   6   72   2   0   3          16    9   3  .295  .345  .596   5.1 1955 CHI N
1956 CHI N               139   538   82  160  25   8  28   85   52  18   62   0   0   3           7    6   9  .297  .358  .530   2.4 1956 CHI N
1957 CHI N               156   594  113  169  34   6  43  102   70  11   85   3   2   5          12    8   4  .285  .360  .579   3.9 1957 CHI N
1958 CHI N               154   617  119  193  23  11  47  129   52  12   87   4   1   8          14    4   4  .313  .366  .614   5.9 1958 CHI N
1959 CHI N               155   589   97  179  25   6  45  143   64  20   72   7   2   9          18    2   4  .304  .374  .596   6.2 1959 CHI N
1960 CHI N Daily Splits  156   597   94  162  32   7  41  117   71  28   69   4   0   6   0   9i 14    1   3  .271  .350  .554   6.0 1960 CHI N
1961 CHI N Daily Splits  138   511   75  142  22   4  29   80   54  21   75   2   0   6   0  11  11    1   2  .278  .346  .507   3.6 1961 CHI N
1962 CHI N Daily Splits  154   610   87  164  20   6  37  104   30   3   71   7   0  10   0  19i 19    5   1  .269  .306  .503  -0.5 1962 CHI N
1963 CHI N Daily Splits  130   432   41   98  20   1  18   64   39  16   73   4   1   8   0   6   7    0   3  .227  .292  .403  -1.5 1963 CHI N
1964 CHI N Daily Splits  157   591   67  156  29   6  23   95   36  11   84   3   1   6   0   5i 16    1   2  .264  .307  .450   0.4 1964 CHI N
1965 CHI N Daily Splits  163   612   79  162  25   3  28  106   55  19   64   6   0   7   0  10i 16    3   5  .265  .328  .453  -0.8 1965 CHI N
1966 CHI N Daily Splits  141   511   52  139  23   7  15   75   29  10   59   5   4   5   0   7i 15    0   1  .272  .315  .432  -0.3 1966 CHI N
1967 CHI N Daily Splits  151   573   68  158  26   4  23   95   27   8   93   3   8   4   0  13  20    2   2  .276  .310  .455  -0.2 1967 CHI N
1968 CHI N Daily Splits  150   552   71  136  27   0  32   83   27   4   67   5   9   2   0  10  12    2   0  .246  .287  .469   0.0 1968 CHI N
1969 CHI N Daily Splits  155   565   60  143  19   2  23  106   42   7  101   7   8   7   0   7  15    0   0  .253  .309  .416  -2.1 1969 CHI N
1970 CHI N Daily Splits   72   222   25   56   6   2  12   44   20   3   33   1   1   3   0   1   5    0   0  .252  .313  .459  -0.9 1970 CHI N
1971 CHI N Daily Splits   39    83    4   16   2   0   3    6    6   1   14   0   3   0   0   1   1    0   0  .193  .247  .325  -0.7 1971 CHI N
Total            Splits 2528  9421 1305 2583 407  90 512 1636  763 198i1236  70  45  96i  0i 99i229   50  53  .274  .330  .500  27.2 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1955 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1955 NL   
1957 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .333  .333  .333 1957 NL   
1958 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   1   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .250  .000 1958 NL   
1959 NL    Daily Splits    2     7    1    2   2   0   0    0    1   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .286  .375  .571 1959 NL   
1960 NL    Daily Splits    2     7    2    3   1   0   1    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .429  .429 1.000 1960 NL   
1961 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1961 NL   
1962 NL    Daily Splits    2     4    1    1   0   1   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .250  .750 1962 NL   
1965 NL    Daily Splits    1     4    0    2   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500  .500 1965 NL   
1967 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.000 1967 NL   
1969 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1969 NL   
Total            Splits   13    33    4   10   3   1   1    3    1   0    8   1   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .303  .343  .545 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1953 CHI N        SS   10                      19   33    1    9      .981
1954 CHI N        SS  154                     312  475   34  105      .959
1955 CHI N        SS  154                     290  482   22  102      .972
1956 CHI N        SS  139                     279  357   25   92      .962
1957 CHI N        SS  100                     168  261   11   59      .975
1957 CHI N        3B   58                      73   87    3   12      .982
1958 CHI N        SS  154                     292  468   32  100      .960
1959 CHI N        SS  154                     271  519   12   95      .985
1960 CHI N Daily  SS  156  156  148  1376.2   283  488   18   94   0  .977
1961 CHI N Daily  SS  104  102   94   883.1   173  358   19   68   0  .965
1961 CHI N        LF   23   23   16   199.2    33    2    1    0   0  .972
1961 CHI N        OF   23   23   16   199.2    32    6    1    0   0  .974    23    0    0 
1961 CHI N        1B    7    7    7    61      68    6    1    8   0  .987
1962 CHI N Daily  1B  149  148  145  1305.1  1458  106   11  134   1  .993
1962 CHI N        3B    3    2    2    18       4    1    0    1   0 1.000
1963 CHI N Daily  1B  125  117  112  1054    1178   78    9   97   0  .993
1964 CHI N Daily  1B  157  153  146  1346    1565  132   10  122   0  .994
1965 CHI N Daily  1B  162  161  156  1435.2  1682   93   15  143   1  .992
1966 CHI N Daily  1B  130  127  109  1111.1  1178   81   10   88   0  .992
1966 CHI N        3B    8    5    4    49       5   11    3    0   0  .842
1967 CHI N Daily  1B  147  146  137  1282.1  1383   91   10  111   0  .993
1968 CHI N Daily  1B  147  145  108  1232    1379   88    6  118   0  .996
1969 CHI N Daily  1B  153  147  139  1301.2  1419   87    4  116   0  .997
1970 CHI N Daily  1B   62   57   46   504.1   528   35    4   53   0  .993
1971 CHI N Daily  1B   20   18   15   160.2   167   12    0   15   0 1.000
Total             1B 1259 1226 1120 10794.1 12005  809   80 1005   2  .994
Total             SS 1125  258i 242i 2260  i 2087 3441  174  724   0i .969
Total             3B   69    7i   6i   67  i   82   99    6   13   0i .968
Total             LF   23   23   16   199.2    33    2    1    0   0  .972
Total             OF   23   23   16   199.2    32    6    1    0   0  .974    23    0    0 
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1955 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     5       2    1    0    1   0 1.000
1957 NL    Daily  SS    1    0    0     4       0    2    0    0   0 1.000
1958 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    1     8       2    3    1    2   0  .833
1959 NL    Daily  SS    2    2    2    18       3    2    1    0   0  .833
1960 NL    Daily  SS    2    2    0    13       5    5    0    3   0 1.000
1961 NL    Daily  SS    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1962 NL    Daily  1B    2    0    0     9       5    2    0    0   0 1.000
1965 NL    Daily  1B    1    1    1     9      11    0    0    1   0 1.000
Total             SS    8    6    3    50      12   13    2    6   0  .926
Total             1B    3    1    1    18      16    2    0    1   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Chicago Cubs (September 8, 1953).

Released by Chicago Cubs (December 1, 1971).


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