Sunday, November 1, 2015

HALL OF FAME #36: ERNIE BANKS: CLASS OF 1977

Our travels through 1970’s Hall of Fame inductees takes us to 1977, and none other than “Mr. Cub” himself, Ernie Banks.
Take a look at my card first:

What needs to be said about quite possibly the most well-liked baseball legend there ever was?
Easily a first ballot inductee, Banks was named to 83.8% of the ballots after posting a career that saw him win two Most Valuable Player Awards (1958 and 1959), slam over 500 home runs while knocking in 1636 Cubbies during his illustrious 19-year career.
The man IS what the word “legend” is all about, getting named to eleven all-star teams hitting 30+ homers seven times during his career, with five of those seasons topping 40.
Sadly he’d never taste the sweet taste of a World Series, but that certainly did not take away from all of his successes.
“Mr. Cub” gets his due in 1977, and rightly so!

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