Twice voted NL MVP, 11 times an All-Star, Ernie Banks is known to Chicago baseball fans simply as "Mr. Cub." Banks joined the 500 home-run club on May 12, 1970 at Wrigley Field off Pat Jarvis of the Atlanta Braves. Banks finished his career with 512 home runs (No. 21 all-time), and his No. 14 jersey was retired by the Cubs in 1982.
Text: Abe Schwadron
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