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AliveBorn: 1/31/1931 in Dallas, Texas, USA
Full name: Ernest Banks
Nickname: Mister Cub
Noted For: infielder, member of the Chicago Cubs (1953-71). 11-time National League All-Star (1955-62, 1965, 1967, 1969); 2-time NL MVP (1958-59). Elected to the MLB Hall of Fame (1977).
Quotation: "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame. Let's play two!"