Ernie Banks was a tall, rangy shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, and one of the greatest home-run hitting infielders of all-time. Banks was a productive hitter with runners on base. He led the National League in RBI’s with 128 in 1958 and again in 1959 with 143. He was named the league Most Valuable Player both years. Banks was the National League home-run leader in 1958 with 47 , and again in 1960 with 41.
Roberto Clemente ranks high on the list of major league baseball’s all-time stars. He was a magnificent defensive outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972. Clemente won the National League batting championship four times (1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967) and was voted the league’s MVP in 1966. He accumulated exactly 3,000 hits and had a career batting average of .317. Clemente died in a tragic plane crash on December 14, 1972.
Mikey picks Roberto Clemente. Who do you pick?