How much is Ernie Banks worth?
|Net Worth:||$16 Thousand|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Player|
|Date of Birth:||January 31, 1931|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Ernie Banks
Ernest Banks, nicknamed “Mr. Cub” and “Mr. Sunshine”, was an American professional baseball player who starred in Major League Baseball as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971.
Cubs great Ernie Banks had assets worth just $16,000 when he died, an attorney for the woman who cared for him during his final years said Tuesday in a contentious court appearance over his will that prompted a judge to demand details.
- Born: Jan. 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas
- Teams: Chicago Cubs (1953-1971)
- Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1977
- Batted: Right
- Threw: Right
- Primary position: Shortstop (but actually played more games at first base after moving there in 1962)
“Mr. Cub” was elected in his first year of eligibility, known for his optimistic outlook on life. His signature phrase, “let’s play two,” was something he said often to others because of his love of the game.
- 11-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP.
- Hit 512 home runs and twice led the NL in home runs. His 277 homers as a shortstop were the most until Cal Ripken Jr.
- Won Gold Glove in 1960.
- First black player on the Cubs, and started his pro career with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues in 1950.
- Holds the record for number of games played without a postseason appearance (2,528).
Was a coach for the Cubs after his retirement and filled in as manager on May 8, 1973 after Whitey Lockman was ejected. So technically (but not officially), he was the first black manager in big-league history.
- Involved in several charities and business ventures.