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!