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Encyclopedia > Ernie Banks
Ernie Banks
Shortstop / First Baseman
Born: January 31, 1931 (1931-01-31) (age 77)
Dallas, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1953
for the Chicago Cubs
Final game
September 26, 1971
for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average     .274
Home runs     512
Run batted in     1,636
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 11x All-Star selection (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969)
  • 2x NL MVP (1958, 1959)
  • Gold Glove Award winner (1960)
  • Chicago Cubs #14 retired
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1977
Vote     83.8% (first ballot)

Ernest "Ernie" Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). Banks is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His nickname is Mr. Cub. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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High school years

Banks was a letterman and standout in football, basketball, and track.


Playing career

Banks signed with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League in 1950 and broke into the Major Leagues in 1953 with the Chicago Cubs as their first black player. He played for the Cubs his entire career, starting at shortstop and moving to first base in 1962. The Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseballs Negro Leagues. ... The Negro American League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were created during the time organized baseball was segregated. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Initially Banks' double play partner was Gene Baker, the second black player on the Cubs, and Banks' roommate on road trips. When Steve Bilko would play first base, Cubs' announcer and home-town rooter Bert Wilson would refer to the Banks-Baker-Bilko double play combination as "Bingo to Bango to Bilko". This combination would not last quite as long as "Tinker to Evers to Chance", but Banks would become a Cubs institution. Gene Baker (born June 15, 1925 in Davenport, Iowa; died December 1, 1999 in Davenport, Iowa) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Stephen Thomas Bilko (November 13, 1928 - March 7, 1978) was a home run-hitting first baseman of the 1950s and early 1960s who enjoyed his greatest fame with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League from 1955–57. ... Baseballs Sad Lexicon, also known as Tinker to Evers to Chance after its refrain, is a 1910 baseball poem by Franklin Pierce Adams. ...


Banks wore number 14 as a Cub, and is the first of only four Cubs players who have had their number retired by the organization. Other players had worn number 14 previously, of course. Earlier in 1953, Paul Schramka had carried that number. It was originally worn by Guy Bush in 1932, the first year the Cubs wore numbers on their jerseys. [Info from list in current Cubs' media guide] In 1929, the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians began using uniform numbers so fans and scorekeepers could tell who was who on the field. ... Guy Terrell Bush (August 23, 1901 - July 2, 1985) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, nicknamed [1] Born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, Bush played in the major leagues from 1923 to 1938 and again in 1945. ...


Banks became well known for his catch phrase of, "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!", expressing his wish to play a doubleheader every day out of his pure love for the game of baseball, especially in his self-described "friendly confines of Wrigley Field." In 1955, he set the record for grand slams in a single season with five, a record that stood for over twenty years. A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Doubleheader is the term used to describe two baseball games played between the same two teams on the same day. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Banks won the National League Most Valuable Player Award twice, in 1958 and 1959 despite the fact that the Cubs were not pennant contenders during the season. Jimmy Dykes reportedly remarked that, "Without him, the Cubs would finish in Albuquerque!"[1] In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... James Joseph Dykes (November 10, 1896 - June 15, 1976) was a Major League Baseball infielder, manager and coach. ... Albuquerque redirects here. ...


On September 2, 1965, Banks hit his 400th home run, and five years later, on May 12, 1970 at Chicago's Wrigley Field, hit his 500th home run. Banks finished his career with 512 home runs, and his 277 homers as a shortstop were the most ever at the time of his retirement. (Cal Ripken, Jr now holds the record for most homers as a shortstop with 345.[2]) Ernie Banks also currently holds the record for most extra base hits by a Cub with 1,009. Banks also holds the teams records for games played (2528), at-bats (9421) and total bases (4706). For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ...


Coaching career

On December 1, 1971, Banks retired as a player, and the Cubs signed him as a coach.


On May 8, 1973, Cubs manager Whitey Lockman was ejected in the 11th inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. Coach Ernie Banks filled in as manager for the remainder of the game, which the Cubs won 3-2 in 12 innings. Thus, he was technically, if not officially, MLB's first black manager, predating Frank Robinson's hiring by almost two years. Carroll Walter Whitey Lockman (born July 25, 1926 in Lowell, North Carolina) is a retired player, coach, manager and front office executive in American Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ...

Bronze statue at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois - black and white
Bronze statue at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois - black and white

Honors

Banks is regarded as one of the most popular baseball players in Chicago sports history. He was a constant promoter of the Cubs and of daytime play at Wrigley Field. His popularity and positive attitude led to the nicknames "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine".


On August 22, 1982, his uniform number 14 became the first to be retired by the Cubs. It had already been de facto retired for nearly 9 years, not having been assigned to anyone else following Banks' retirement from the coaching ranks.


In 1977, in his first year of eligibility, Banks was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


In 1999, he ranked Number 38 on The Sporting News list of Baseball's Greatest Players, and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


On March 31, 2008, a statue of Banks was unveiled outside Wrigley Field. Upon its unveiling, the base of the statue was revealed to contain a typographical error, reading "Lets play two" rather than the grammatically correct "Let's play two." Two days later Sculptor Lou Cella came down to the ballpark early in the morning and carved the apostrophe. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ...


Other

During Banks' career, the Cubs were rarely in contention despite his brilliance. They failed to finish in the first division every season until late in his career. Consequently, Banks holds the Major League record of most games played without a postseason appearance (2528). [1] First division is a term that has had various meanings, at various times, in the sport of baseball: Prior to 1961, the two major baseball leagues — the National League and the American League — contained eight teams each, and a team in first through fourth places collectively was said to stand...


During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ernie Banks operated car dealership Ernie Banks Ford on Stony Island Avenue in Chicago. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Stony Island Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the city of Chicago, designated 1600 E in Chicagos street numbering system. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


In June of 2006, Crain's Chicago Business reported that Ernie Banks was part of a group looking into buying the Chicago Cubs, in case the Tribune Company decides to sell the club.[3] Crain Communications Inc publishes a variety of trade newspapers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) is a large American multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Ernie Banks established his own charity, the Live Above & Beyond Foundation, to eliminate prejudice, support programs that enhance neighborhoods and relieve discrimination among various age groups and races. In 2008, Banks released a charity wine called Ernie Banks 512 Chardonnay, a nod to his 512 career home runs, with all of his proceeds donated to his foundation.


Banks is the great-uncle of Atlanta Hawks point guard Acie Law IV.[4] The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Acie Law IV (born June 25, 1985) is an American basketball player at point guard who currently plays for the NBAs Atlanta Hawks. ...


Years led league by statistical category

In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... Homerun redirects here. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ...

See also

Below is a list of the first black players in Major League Baseball by team and chronological order. ... Players denoted in boldface are are still actively contributing to the record noted. ... In Major League Baseball, the 500 Home Run Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 500 or more career home runs. ... A number of baseball players are distinguished by the fact that they made their professional debut in the majors without having played a single game at the minor league level or at the professional level. ... Hometown Heroes was a program sponsored by DHL. On September 27, 2006, Major League Baseball announced a list of players, one from each team, voted by MLB fans: † player spent his entire career with one team The Official Hometown Heroes Panel Orestes Destrade (ESPN and XM Satellite Radio broadcaster) Steve... This is a list of the top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Listed below are the 15 longest consecutive games played streaks in Major League Baseball history. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ...

References

  1. ^ "Ernie Banks", The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
  2. ^ Ripken: Records and Achievements. - SportingNews.com
  3. ^ Strahler, Steven. - "Ernie Banks Eyes Bid for Chicago Cubs". - Crain's Chicago Business. - June 9, 2006
  4. ^ Acie Law Bio. - NBA

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is a former American two-sport athletic star, best known as a Major League Baseball player noted for his competitiveness and clutch hitting. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Pujols redirects here. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star and MVP Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is a award created by the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity to recognize the former Major League Baseball player Lou Gehrig. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... Harold Henry Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918 - August 14, 1999) was an American professional baseball player who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Gilbert James McDougald (born May 19, 1928) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... Robert Clinton Richardson (born August 19, 1935, in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Vernon Sanders Law (Born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Maurice Wesley Parker (born November 13, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1964 to 1972. ... Ronald Edward Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Atanasio Pérez Rigal, better known as Tony Pérez (born May 14, 1942 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba), is a former player in Major League Baseball. ... Tommy John (1960s) Thomas Edward John Jr. ... Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington, a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... David Gus Buddy Bell (born August 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former third baseman and the former manager in Major League Baseball of the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies and the Kansas City Royals. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Glenn Earle Davis (born March 28, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the Houston Astros (1984-90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991-93). ... Kent Hrbek (aka Herbie) (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed Donnie Baseball and The Hit Man) (born April 20, 1961) is a retired first baseman who played for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Brett Morgan Butler (born June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams from 1981 to 1997. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Todd Stottlemyre (born May 20, 1965 in Sunnyside, Washington) was a professional pitcher for 15 seasons in Major League Baseball playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Oakland Athletics, the St. ... John Anthony Franco (b. ... Daniel Peter Graves (born August 7, 1973, in Saigon, South Vietnam) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Trevor William Hoffman (October 13, 1967 in Bellflower, California) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the San Diego Padres since 1993. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... List of NL Gold Glove Winners at Shortstop Gold Glove AL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... Roy David McMillan (July 17, 1929 - November 2, 1997) was a shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Roy David McMillan (July 17, 1929 - November 2, 1997) was a shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Robert Paul Wine Sr. ... Rubén Amaro, Sr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Leonard Eugene Alley (born July 10, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played his entire career for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1963-73). ... Leonard Eugene Alley (born July 10, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played his entire career for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1963-73). ... Charles Dallan Maxvill (born February 18, 1939 in Granite City, Illinois) is a retired American Major League Baseball player, coach and general manager. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Lawrence Robert Bowa (born December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, California) is a former middle infielder, playing mainly as a shortstop, and manager in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Roger Henry Metzger (born October 10, 1947 in Fredericksburg, Texas) was a Shortstop for the Chicago Cubs (1970), Houston Astros (1971-78) and San Francisco Giants (1978-80). ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... Lawrence Robert Bowa (born December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, California) is a former middle infielder, playing mainly as a shortstop, and manager in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Reynaldo Ordóñez Pereira (born November 11, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Chicago Cubs. ... Reynaldo Ordóñez Pereira (born November 11, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Chicago Cubs. ... Reynaldo Ordóñez Pereira (born November 11, 1971 in Havana, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Chicago Cubs. ... Neifi Neftali Pérez (born June 2, 1973 in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic) is a Major League baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... César David Izturis (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 10, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Omar Enrique Vizquel (born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop playing for the San Francisco Giants. ... Omar Enrique Vizquel (born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop playing for the San Francisco Giants. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star and MVP Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... In Major League Baseball, the 500 Home Run Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 500 or more career home runs. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player with a career spanning 20 years, 1986 to 2005. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Edwin Lee Eddie Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen to play the game. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following is a history of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. ... The following lists the results of every season of the Chicago Cubs professional baseball club of Major League Baseball. ... Best franchise season: 116-36 (.763) (1906) (MLB record) Worst franchise season: 59-103 (.364) (1962,1966) Batting average: Ross Barnes, .389 (1876) On-base percentage: Ross Barnes, .462 (1876) Slugging percentage: Sammy Sosa, .737 (2001) OPS: Sammy Sosa, 1. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z David Aardsma, P, 2006 Bert Abbey, P, 1893-1894, 1895 Ted Abernathy, P, 1965, 1966, 1969-1970 Cliff Aberson, OF... This is a list of managers, general managers, and team owners of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. ... Lou Boudreau (1958-59; 1961-87) Kiss it goodbye! Bob Brenly (1990-91; 2005-present) Thom Brennaman (1990-95) Jack Brickhouse (1941-45; 1947-81) Hey-hey! [*] Chip Caray (1998-2004)Swung on and belted! Harry Caray (1982-97) It might be. ... 23rd Street Grounds, also known as State Streets Grounds, was a baseball park located in Chicago, Illinois. ... Union Base-Ball Grounds is a former baseball ground located in Chicago, IL. The ground was home to the Chicago White Stockings baseball club of the American Association for the 1871 season. ... First West Side Park ca. ... South Side Park was the name used for three different baseball parks that formerly stood in Chicago, Illinois at different times, and whose sites were all just a few blocks away from each other. ... First West Side Park ca. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Steven D. Bartman (born 1977) [1] [2] is a resident of the Chicago area, who gained notoriety on the evening of October 14, 2003, for attempting a catch of a foul pop-up in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins... Babe Ruths Called Shot refers to the home run hit by Babe Ruth in the fifth inning of game 3 on October 1, 1932. ... The Curse of the Billy Goat is an urban legend concerning various regular-season and postseason woes of the Chicago Cubs, a Major League Baseball team. ... The Ex-Cubs Factor is a seemingly spurious correlation that is essentially a corollary to the Curse of the Billy Goat. ... Baseballs Sad Lexicon, also known as Tinker to Evers to Chance after its refrain, is a 1910 baseball poem by Franklin Pierce Adams. ... Rookie of the Year is a 1993 baseball movie starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey. ... Ronnie Woo Woo Wickers (born October 31, 1941[1]) is a longtime Chicago Cubs fan and local celebrity in the Chicago area. ... Grant M. DePorter (born November 7, 1964) is a restaurateur from Chicago, USA, who came to worldwide prominence in 2004 after paying US$113,824. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lake View — or Lakeview, as it is increasingly spelled — is a North side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... The Brewers-Cubs Series (also referred to as the I-94 Series) is a Major League Baseball rivalry between National League Central Division foes Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs, two teams whose ballparks are located only 83. ... The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry refers to the Major League Baseball games between the St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... On the cover of Time in 1929 William Wrigley Jr. ... Joe Tinker baseball card, 1912 Joseph Bert Tinker (July 27, 1880-July 27, 1948) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Johnny Evers baseball card, 1911 John Joseph Evers (July 21, 1881 - March 28, 1947) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1915. ... {{Infobox baseball player | name=Mordecai Peter Centennial Three Finger Brown | image name= none | birthdate=October 19, 1876 | birthplace=Nyesville, Indiana | dead=dead | deathdate=February 14, 1948 | deathplace=Terre Haute, Indiana | debutdate=April 19, 1903 | debutteam=St. ... Adrian Constantine Anson (April 17, 1852 – April 14, 1922), known by the nicknames Cap (for Captain) and Pop, was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball. ... Frank Chance baseball card, 1909-11 Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1877 - September 15, 1924) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. ... Charles Leo Gabby Hartnett (December 20, 1900 - December 20, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball catcher and manager who played nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... // Biography Lewis Robert Hack Wilson (April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1923 to 1934. ... William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Ronald Edward Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is an American former outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. ... For the actor with a similar name, see Harry Carey. ... Jack Brickhouse (January 24, 1916 - August 6, 1998) was an American sports broadcast announcer. ... Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Ronald Edward Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is an American former outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) is a large American multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Cubs GM Jim Hendry Jim Hendry (born July 27, 1955, Dunedin, Florida) is the Vice President/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. ... Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1876 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1880 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1881 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1885 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1886 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1910 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1929 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1935 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... The 1984 National League Championship Series was played between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs from October 2 to October 7. ... The 1989 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion San Francisco Giants and the National League East champion Chicago Cubs. ... The 2003 National League Division Series, the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, pitted the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves (101-61) against the NL Central Champion Chicago Cubs (88-74), and the NL West Champion San Francisco Giants (100-62) against the Wild Card Florida Marlins (91... The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ... The 1998 National League Division Series was a best-of-five matchup that saw the Wild Card Champion Chicago Cubs face the Eastern Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the Western Division Champion San Diego Padres face the Central Division Champion Houston Astros. ... Class-Level Triple-A Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1998-Present) American Conference North Division American Association (1969-1997) Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs (1981-Present) Chicago White Sox (1976-1980) Houston Astros (1975) Chicago White Sox (1973-1974) Oakland Athletics (1969-1973) Current uniform Name Iowa Cubs (1982... League Southern League Division North Division Year founded 2000 Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs Home ballpark Smokies Park Previous home ballparks Bill Meyer Stadium City Kodak, Tennessee Current uniform colors red, navy Previous uniform colors navy blue, green Logo design The Smokies wordmark in silver outlined in navy blue. ... 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MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1928 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1928 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. ... // 1930 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1930 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1931 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1931 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // AL New York Yankees (4) vs. ... // 1933 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1933 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1934 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1934 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // October 2, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan October 3, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan October 4, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois October 5, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois October 6, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois October 7, 1935 at Navin... // 1936 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1936 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1937 Chicago Cubs 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Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1984 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Jim Frey Local television Superstation Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 1984 season was the 109th season for the Cubs. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1985 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Jim Frey Local television WGN-TV and Superstation WGN Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 1985 season opened with high hopes as the Cubs had won... // Template:1986 NL East standings 1986 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1986 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1987 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Gene Michael and Frank Lucchesi Local television WGN-TV and Superstation WGN Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 1987 season featured a career season from free... The Chicago Cubs 1988 season involved the Cubs finishing in fourth place in the National League East with a record of 77-85, 24 games behind the New York Mets. ... // December 5, 1988 – The Cubs send Rafael Palmeiro and Drew Hall to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Paul Kilgus, Mitch Williams, Luis Benitez, Curtis Wilkerson, Pablo Delgado and Steve Wilson. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 1990 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Gene Michael and Frank Lucchesi Local television Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference // Ryne Sandberg became the first second baseman to lead the National League in Home Runs since... // 1991 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1991 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // Template:1992 NL East standings 1992 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1992 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1993 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1993 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // 1994 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1994 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // Template:1995 NL Central standings 1995 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1995 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // Template:1996 NL Central standings 1996 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1996 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... // Template:1997 NL Central standings 1997 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 1997 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... 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Chicago Cubs 2003 National League Central Division Champions!!!! ... // Template:2004 NL Central standings 2004 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference 2004 MLB season by team Categories: | | ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2005 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Dusty Baker Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2005 season was a season in American baseball. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2006 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company Manager(s) Dusty Baker Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2006 season was the 131st season for the Cubs. ... Location Wrigley Field (Since 1916) Chicago, Illinois (Since 1876) 2007 Information Owner(s) Tribune Company (Final Season) Manager(s) Lou Piniella Local television CSN Chicago Superstation WGN WCIU-TV Local radio WGN (AM) 720 Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The Chicago Cubs 2007 season began with the Cubs trying to... The Chicago Cubs 2008 season will be the upcoming season for the Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Ronald Edward Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... This is a list of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, in order of induction. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Alfonso Ramon Lopez (August 20, 1908 – October 30, 2005) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball and the son of immigrants from Asturias, Spain who went to Cuba, then settled in Tampas Spanish-speaking Ybor City section. ... Amos Rusie on a 1895 Mayo Tobacco Works baseball card (Mayos Cut Plug (N300)). Amos Wilson Rusie (May 30, 1871 - December 6, 1942), nicknamed The Hoosier Thunderbolt, was a hard-throwing right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher during the late 19th century. ... Joseph Wheeler Sewell (October 9, 1898 - March 6, 1990) was a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Martín Magdaleno Dihigo Llanos (May 25, 1906 - May 20, 1971) was a Cuban player in baseballs Negro Leagues and Latin American leagues who excelled at several positions, primarily as a pitcher and second baseman. ... John Henry Pop Lloyd (April 25, 1884 - March 19, 1964) was an American baseball player and manager in the Negro Leagues. ... The J. G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members. ... Walter Wellesley Red Smith (September 25, 1905 in Green Bay, Wisconsin - January 15, 1982 in Stamford, Connecticut) was an American sportswriter who rose to become Americas most widely read sportswriter. ...

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500 Homer Club : Ernie Banks (605 words)
Ernie Banks was born on January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas and played from from 1953 to 1971.
Banks, who wore the number 14 as a Cub, is one of only three Cubs players who have had their number retired by the organization, along with Billy Williams (#26) and Ron Santo (#10).
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Ernie Banks was born on January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas.
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