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Ernie Banks


1931 Born in Dallas, Texas
1946 Joins black barnstorming team in Amarillo, Texas
1950 Signs with Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League
1951-52 Serves in U.S. Army
1953 Signs with Chicago Cubs for $2,000 bonus
1955-60 Hits more home runs than any other major leaguer
1958-59 Named National League's MVP in two consecutive years
1962 Switches from shortstop to first base
1969 Cubs lose pennant after leading NL for most of the season
1970 Gets 500th home run and 1600th RBI on same day
1971 Retires as an active player after 19 seasons with Cubs
1977 Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

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