Ernie Banks

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Ernie Banks (born January 30, 1931) is an American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1953 to 1971. He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.


  • It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
  • Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
  • Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way.
  • I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
  • The Cubs are due in sixty-two.
  • The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
  • The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
  • You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.


  • Anyone can have a bad century!!!

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