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us: Banks, Ernie, 1931-2015

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    • us: Banks, Ernest, 1931-2015
    • us: Mr. Cub (Baseball player)
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dallas (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Kansas City Monarchs (Baseball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Young Men's Christian Association (Chicago, Ill.)
        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Transit Authority
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Ernie Banks International (Firm)
        • Organization: Live Above and Beyond Foundation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
        • Affiliation Start: 1953
        • Affiliation End: 1971
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        (lcsh) Baseball players
          (lcsh) Executives
            Baseball player
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        • Sources

          • found: Ernie Banks, c1994: t.p. (Ernie Banks) p. 59 (Ernest Banks; b. 01-31-31; inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977)
          • found: LC database, 03-30-94 (hdg.: Banks, Ernie, 1931-)
          • found: Wikipedia website, 21 July 2012: List of baseball nicknames page (Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub)
          • found: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum website, 21 July 2012: Ernie Banks entry (Ernest Banks; b. Jan. 31, 1931, Dallas, Texas; elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1977) {}
          • found: New York times website, 24 January 2015 (Ernest Banks, born Jan. 31, 1931 in Dallas Texas; died Jan. 23, 2015 in Chicago, Ill., aged 83. Ernie Banks, the eternally hopeful Mr. Cub, dies at 83; the greatest power-hitting shortstop of the 20th century and an unconquerable optimist whose sunny disposition never dimmed in 19 seasons with the perennially stumbling Chicago Cubs, died Friday in Chicago.) {}
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Banks, Ernie; Ernest Banks; Major League baseball player, sports marketing executive; born 31 January 1931 in Dallas, Texas, United States; plaid with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League (1950); served and played baseball for the U.S. Army (1951-1953); signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs (1953); led National League first basemen in fielding average (1969); named Most Valuable Player two years in a row (1958 and 1959); was on the National League All Star teams thirteen times (1957-1970); retired (1971); elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1977); Chicago fans selected him the "Greatest Cubs Player" ever and he was named Chicagoan of the Year (1969); worked for the Cubs as coach, Cubs community relations consultant, and spokesman (1973); opened Ernie Banks International, a sports and events marketing firm (1990s); established the Live Above and Beyond Foundation; received a Doctorate in Humanities from Missouri Valley College (1998); was chosen among the hundred "Greatest Chicagoans of the Century" (1999); was named an Illinoisan of the Year (2001); served on the boards of Chicago YMCA, and Chicago Transit Authority; President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013))
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          • 1994-03-30: new
          • 2015-04-01: revised
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