Ernie Banks

1931 - 2015

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Ernest Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015), nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was an American professional baseball player who starred in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernie Banks has received more than 1,001,285 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ernie Banks is the 34th most popular baseball player (down from 32nd in 2019), the 9,554th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,983rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Ernie Banks ranks 34 out of 70Before him are Roger Clemens, Bob Gibson, Derek Jeter, Tom Seaver, Mariano Rivera, and Hank Greenberg. After him are Manny Ramirez, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martínez, Greg Maddux, and David Ortiz.

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Among people born in 1931, Ernie Banks ranks 405Before him are Ronald Drever, Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, D. M. Jayaratne, Kálmán Markovits, Andrija Fuderer, and John Kerr. After him are Martin Milner, Frank Gardner, Clement Arrindell, Clifford Jordan, Mary L. Good, and Ken Bates. Among people deceased in 2015, Ernie Banks ranks 373Before him are Kim Fowley, Nicolás Fuentes, Coleen Gray, Valmir Louruz, Denis Healey, and Nurlan Balgimbayev. After him are Martin Milner, Rakhat Aliyev, George Clayton Johnson, Lorena Rojas, R. K. Laxman, and Peter Kern.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ernie Banks ranks 9,554 out of 15,968Before him are Jack Medica (1914), Joan D. Vinge (1948), Eben Moglen (1959), Barbara Mikulski (1936), Wilfred Hudson Osgood (1875), and John L. Phillips (1951). After him are Howard Baker (1925), Sam Perkins (1961), Amy Jo Johnson (1970), Susan Solomon (1956), J. Donald Cameron (1833), and Mike McCready (1966).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Ernie Banks ranks 30Before him are Carl Yastrzemski (1939), Roger Clemens (1962), Bob Gibson (1935), Derek Jeter (1974), Tom Seaver (1944), and Hank Greenberg (1911). After him are Mark McGwire (1963), Greg Maddux (1966), Ken Griffey Jr. (1969), Cal Ripken Jr. (1960), Curt Schilling (1966), and Justin Verlander (1983).