Friday, May 12, 2017

1970: Ernie Banks hits # 500

We remember today Ernie Banks' 500th homerun:

"On this day in 1970, Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits the 500th home run of his career. 

"Mr. Cub" was known for his engaging personality and love of the game, traits on display even as the dismal Cubs suffered through losing season after losing season."

Unfortunately, Banks never played in a post season game.  The Cubs were in first place in August 1969 but fell apart and lost to the Mets down the stretch.

Banks is still one of the most popular players ever to wear a major league uniform.     

This is a video from WGN of the moment that Banks hit # 500:




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