Ernie Banks the Homerun-Hitting Shortstop

Ernie Banks was a tall, rangy shortstop for the Chicago Cubs back in the late 1950s, and he was one of the greatest homerun-hitting infielders of all-time.  He was also a very productive hitter with runners on base.  Banks led the National League in RBI’s with 128 in 1958 and in 1959 with 143.  He was named the NL Most Valuable Player both years.  Banks was the National League homerun leader in 1958 with 47 and again in 1960 with 41.

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