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Ernie Banks

Ernest Banks (Mr. Cub)

Positions: First Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 31, 1931 in Dallas, TX
High School: Booker T. Washington HS (Dallas, TX)
School: University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1953 (Age 22.229, 8,657th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Team: Cubs 1953-1971

Last Game: September 26, 1971 (Age 40.238)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1977 (321/383 ballots).
   View Ernie Banks Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Uncle of Bob Johnson
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 21, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #24. Mel Ott… #25. Johnny Mize… #26. Harry Heilmann… #27. ERNIE BANKS… #28. Mike Piazza… #29. Chipper Jones… #30. Hank Greenberg… 

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1953 22 CHC NL 10 39 35 3 11 1 1 2 6 0 0 4 5 .314 .385 .571 .956 143 20 0 0 0 6
1954 23 CHC NL 154 650 593 70 163 19 7 19 79 6 10 40 50 .275 .326 .427 .753 94 253 11 7 5 4 *6 MVP-16,RoY-2
1955 ★ 24 CHC NL 154 646 596 98 176 29 9 44 117 9 3 45 72 .295 .345 .596 .941 144 355 16 2 0 3 6 *6 AS,MVP-3
1956 ★ 25 CHC NL 139 593 538 82 160 25 8 28 85 6 9 52 62 .297 .358 .530 .887 136 285 7 0 0 3 18 *6 AS,MVP-28
1957 ★ 26 CHC NL 156 673 594 113 169 34 6 43 102 8 4 70 85 .285 .360 .579 .939 149 344 12 3 2 5 11 65 AS,MVP-6
1958 ★ 27 CHC NL 154 682 617 119 193 23 11 47 129 4 4 52 87 .313 .366 .614 .980 155 379 14 4 1 8 12 *6 AS,MVP-1
1959 ★ 28 CHC NL 155 671 589 97 179 25 6 45 143 2 4 64 72 .304 .374 .596 .970 156 351 18 7 2 9 20 *6 AS,MVP-1
1960 ★ 29 CHC NL 156 678 597 94 162 32 7 41 117 1 3 71 69 .271 .350 .554 .904 146 331 14 4 0 6 28 *6 AS,MVP-4,GG
1961 ★ 30 CHC NL 138 573 511 75 142 22 4 29 80 1 2 54 75 .278 .346 .507 .852 123 259 11 2 0 6 21 *67/3 AS
1962 ★ 31 CHC NL 154 657 610 87 164 20 6 37 104 5 1 30 71 .269 .306 .503 .809 110 307 19 7 0 10 3 *3/5 AS,MVP-18
1963 32 CHC NL 130 484 432 41 98 20 1 18 64 0 3 39 73 .227 .292 .403 .695 94 174 7 4 1 8 16 *3
1964 33 CHC NL 157 636 591 67 156 29 6 23 95 1 2 36 84 .264 .307 .450 .757 107 266 16 3 1 6 11 *3
1965 ★ 34 CHC NL 163 680 612 79 162 25 3 28 106 3 5 55 64 .265 .328 .453 .781 116 277 16 6 0 7 19 *3 AS
1966 35 CHC NL 141 554 511 52 139 23 7 15 75 0 1 29 59 .272 .315 .432 .747 105 221 15 5 4 5 10 *3/5
1967 ★ 36 CHC NL 151 615 573 68 158 26 4 23 95 2 2 27 93 .276 .310 .455 .765 112 261 20 3 8 4 8 *3 AS,MVP-14
1968 37 CHC NL 150 595 552 71 136 27 0 32 83 2 0 27 67 .246 .287 .469 .756 118 259 12 5 9 2 4 *3 MVP-13
1969 ★ 38 CHC NL 155 629 565 60 143 19 2 23 106 0 0 42 101 .253 .309 .416 .725 92 235 15 7 8 7 7 *3 AS,MVP-12
1970 39 CHC NL 72 247 222 25 56 6 2 12 44 0 0 20 33 .252 .313 .459 .772 96 102 5 1 1 3 3 3
1971 40 CHC NL 39 92 83 4 16 2 0 3 6 0 0 6 14 .193 .247 .325 .572 53 27 1 0 3 0 1 3
19 Yrs 2528 10394 9421 1305 2583 407 90 512 1636 50 53 763 1236 .274 .330 .500 .830 122 4706 229 70 45 96 198
162 Game Avg. 162 666 604 84 166 26 6 33 105 3 3 49 79 .274 .330 .500 .830 122 302 15 4 3
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1953 22 CHC NL 10 39 2 0 0 1 1 4 0.3 1 5 0.5 .534 .502 0.4 0.2 4 $2,000 6
1954 23 CHC NL 154 650 -4 -3 1 -2 9 1 -0.0 24 26 2.4 .501 .501 2.7 0.7 27 $6,000 *6 MVP-16,RoY-2
1955 ★ 24 CHC NL 154 646 38 1 -3 14 9 59 5.7 24 84 8.2 .539 .537 7.0 2.2 70 $10,000 *6 AS,MVP-3
1956 ★ 25 CHC NL 139 593 24 -2 0 2 8 32 3.0 22 54 5.3 .524 .521 5.5 0.8 52 $17,500 *6 AS,MVP-28
1957 ★ 26 CHC NL 156 673 37 1 1 -7 7 39 3.8 25 65 6.4 .526 .525 7.4 -0.2 72 $20,000 65 AS,MVP-6
1958 ★ 27 CHC NL 154 682 48 2 -0 10 9 68 6.9 25 93 9.4 .546 .543 8.6 1.9 84 $27,500 *6 AS,MVP-1
1959 ★ 28 CHC NL 155 671 42 1 -1 23 9 74 7.7 25 99 10.2 .549 .547 7.8 3.5 76 $45,000 *6 AS,MVP-1
1960 ★ 29 CHC NL 156 678 31 -1 2 9 9 51 5.3 25 76 7.8 .535 .533 6.9 2.0 67 $50,000 *6 AS,MVP-4,GG
1961 ★ 30 CHC NL 138 573 14 -1 -1 8 5 24 2.3 22 46 4.6 .518 .515 3.8 1.2 38 $57,500 *67/3 AS
1962 ★ 31 CHC NL 154 657 12 0 -2 2 -9 2 0.3 25 27 2.8 .502 .502 2.5 -0.6 25 $55,000 *3/5 AS,MVP-18
1963 32 CHC NL 130 484 -8 1 -1 0 -7 -14 -1.7 18 4 0.3 .487 .489 0.1 -0.7 3 $55,000 *3
1964 33 CHC NL 157 636 1 0 -2 14 -9 4 0.6 24 28 3.1 .503 .503 1.4 0.7 15 $57,500 *3
1965 ★ 34 CHC NL 163 680 8 -2 -1 -2 -9 -6 -0.7 26 20 1.9 .496 .496 2.1 -1.3 21 $52,500 *3 AS
1966 35 CHC NL 141 554 1 -3 -2 -5 -7 -16 -1.7 20 4 0.3 .487 .489 0.7 -1.2 9 $55,000 *3/5
1967 ★ 36 CHC NL 151 615 12 0 -2 -2 -8 0 0.2 22 22 2.4 .500 .500 2.4 -1.0 24 $55,000 *3 AS,MVP-14
1968 37 CHC NL 150 595 16 1 -1 0 -8 9 1.3 20 29 3.5 .507 .507 3.2 -0.8 29 $55,000 *3 MVP-13
1969 ★ 38 CHC NL 155 629 -8 -1 -3 -7 -9 -27 -2.9 21 -6 -0.7 .480 .481 -0.2 -1.6 1 $60,000 *3 AS,MVP-12
1970 39 CHC NL 72 247 -4 -1 -1 -2 -3 -10 -1.0 8 -2 -0.2 .485 .493 -0.1 -0.5 -0 3
1971 40 CHC NL 39 92 -5 -1 -0 -2 -1 -8 -1.0 3 -5 -0.6 .475 .494 -0.5 -0.3 -4 3
19 Seasons 2528 10394 255 -6 -16 55 -3 284 28.5 382 667 67.5 .511 .511 61.9 4.9 612 $680,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1953 CHC NL 22 SS 10 10 10 89.2 53 19 33 1 9 .981 1 15 5.22 5.20 .958 5.04 4.94
1954 CHC NL 23 SS 154 154 153 1373.1 821 312 475 34 105 .959 -2 -1 5.16 5.11 .959 5.15 5.12 MVP-16,RoY-2
1955 CHC NL 24 SS 154 154 153 1376.1 794 290 482 22 102 .972 14 12 5.05 5.01 .964 5.02 4.98 AS,MVP-3
1956 CHC NL 25 SS 139 139 139 1228.0 661 279 357 25 92 .962 2 2 4.66 4.58 .962 4.94 4.89 AS,MVP-28
1957 CHC NL 26 SS 100 98 98 894.1 440 168 261 11 59 .975 -4 -6 4.32 4.29 .958 4.82 4.85 AS,MVP-6
1957 CHC NL 26 3B 58 58 54 504.0 163 73 87 3 12 .982 -3 -7 2.86 2.76 .952 2.96 2.98 AS,MVP-6
1958 CHC NL 27 SS 154 154 154 1361.0 792 292 468 32 100 .960 10 8 5.03 4.94 .964 5.11 5.08 AS,MVP-1
1959 CHC NL 28 SS 154 154 152 1371.1 802 271 519 12 95 .985 23 20 5.18 5.13 .966 5.11 5.06 AS,MVP-1
1960 CHC NL 29 SS 156 156 148 1375.2 789 283 488 18 94 .977 9 8 5.04 4.94 .960 4.81 4.80 AS,MVP-4,GG
1961 CHC NL 30 SS 104 102 94 883.1 550 173 358 19 68 .965 9 12 5.41 5.11 .959 4.92 4.87 AS
1961 CHC NL 30 LF 23 23 16 199.2 36 33 2 1 0 .972 -2 -15 1.58 1.52 .973 1.88 1.86 AS
1961 CHC NL 30 OF 23 23 16 199.2 39 32 6 1 0 .974 -2 -15 1.71 1.65 .977 2.16 2.14 AS
1961 CHC NL 30 1B 7 7 7 61.0 75 68 6 1 8 .987 1 18 10.92 10.57 .990 9.83 9.71 AS
1962 CHC NL 31 1B 149 148 145 1305.1 1575 1458 106 11 134 .993 3 3 10.78 10.50 .990 9.79 9.70 AS,MVP-18
1962 CHC NL 31 3B 3 2 2 18.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -67 2.50 1.67 .948 2.95 2.93 AS,MVP-18
1963 CHC NL 32 1B 125 117 112 1054.0 1265 1178 78 9 97 .993 0 1 10.72 10.05 .989 9.81 9.78
1964 CHC NL 33 1B 157 152 146 1344.0 1707 1565 132 10 122 .994 14 12 11.36 10.81 .990 10.02 9.95
1965 CHC NL 34 1B 162 161 156 1435.2 1790 1682 93 15 143 .992 -2 -1 11.13 10.96 .990 10.02 10.03 AS
1966 CHC NL 35 1B 130 127 109 1111.1 1269 1178 81 10 88 .992 -2 -2 10.20 9.68 .989 9.90 9.89
1966 CHC NL 35 3B 8 5 4 49.0 19 5 11 3 0 .842 -3 -64 2.94 2.00 .954 3.05 3.04
1967 CHC NL 36 1B 147 146 137 1282.2 1484 1383 91 10 111 .993 -2 -1 10.34 10.03 .991 9.96 9.96 AS,MVP-14
1968 CHC NL 37 1B 147 145 108 1232.0 1473 1379 88 6 118 .996 0 0 10.72 9.98 .992 10.09 10.12 MVP-13
1969 CHC NL 38 1B 153 147 139 1301.2 1510 1419 87 4 116 .997 -7 -6 10.41 9.84 .992 9.83 9.76 AS,MVP-12
1970 CHC NL 39 1B 62 57 46 504.1 567 528 35 4 53 .993 -2 -5 10.05 9.08 .992 9.68 9.64
1971 CHC NL 40 1B 20 19 16 160.2 179 167 12 0 15 1.000 -2 -11 10.03 8.95 .992 9.88 9.87
11 Seasons 1B 1259 1226 1121 10792.2 12894 12005 809 80 1005 .994 2 0 10.69 10.18 .990 9.92 9.89
9 Seasons SS 1125 1121 1101 9953.0 5702 2087 3441 174 724 .969 62 7 5.00 4.91 .962 5.00 4.97
3 Seasons 3B 69 65 60 571.0 187 82 99 6 13 .968 -6 -13 2.85 2.62 .952 2.97 2.98
1 Season LF 23 23 16 199.2 36 33 2 1 0 .972 -2 -15 1.58 1.52 .973 1.88 1.86
1 Season OF 23 23 16 199.2 39 32 6 1 0 .974 -2 -15 1.71 1.65 .977 2.16 2.14
19 Seasons TOT 2476 2435 2298 21516.1 18822 14206 4355 261 1742 .986 55 3 7.76 7.50 .981 7.39 7.39
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1977 BBWAA (83.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1977 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1955 (SS)
1956
1957 *
1958 (SS)
1959-1 (SS)
1959-2 (SS)
1960-1 (SS)
1960-2 (SS)
1961-2 *
1962-1 *
1962-2 *
1965 (1B)
1967 *
1969 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1954 NL (16, 4%)
1955 NL (3, 57%)
1956 NL (28, 1%)
1957 NL (6, 18%)
1958 NL (1, 84%)
1959 NL (1, 69%)
1960 NL (4, 30%)
1962 NL (18, 2%)
1967 NL (14, 8%)
1968 NL (13, 5%)
1969 NL (12, 4%)
2 MVPs
2.83 Career Shares (41st)

Gold Gloves
1960 NL (SS)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1955 NL  8.2 (3rd)
1957 NL  6.4 (5th)
1958 NL  9.4 (2nd)
1959 NL  10.2 (1st)
1960 NL  7.8 (3rd)
Career  67.5 (120th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1955 NL  8.2 (3rd)
1957 NL  6.4 (5th)
1958 NL  9.4 (2nd)
1959 NL  10.2 (1st)
1960 NL  7.8 (3rd)
1961 NL  4.6 (9th)
Career  67.5 (83rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1955 NL  7.0 (4th)
1956 NL  5.5 (7th)
1957 NL  7.4 (3rd)
1958 NL  8.6 (2nd)
1959 NL  7.8 (3rd)
1960 NL  6.9 (3rd)
Career  61.9 (86th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1955 NL  2.2 (2nd)
1958 NL  1.9 (5th)
1959 NL  3.5 (1st)
1960 NL  2.0 (3rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1958 NL  .313 (6th)
1959 NL  .304 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1958 NL  .366 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1955 NL  .596 (4th)
1956 NL  .530 (8th)
1957 NL  .579 (5th)
1958 NL  .614 (1st)
1959 NL  .596 (2nd)
1960 NL  .554 (5th)
1968 NL  .469 (9th)
Career  .500 (102nd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1955 NL  .941 (8th)
1956 NL  .887 (10th)
1957 NL  .939 (5th)
1958 NL  .980 (2nd)
1959 NL  .970 (4th)
1960 NL  .904 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1954 NL  154 (1st)
1955 NL  154 (1st)
1957 NL  156 (1st)
1958 NL  154 (1st)
1959 NL  155 (1st)
1960 NL  156 (1st)
1965 NL  163 (3rd)
Career  2,528 (48th)

At Bats s c a p y
1954 NL  593 (10th)
1955 NL  596 (8th)
1957 NL  594 (7th)
1958 NL  617 (1st)
1959 NL  589 (10th)
1960 NL  597 (3rd)
Career  9,421 (45th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1957 NL  673 (9th)
1958 NL  682 (3rd)
1959 NL  671 (8th)
1960 NL  678 (2nd)
Career  10,394 (58th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1955 NL  98 (10th)
1957 NL  113 (2nd)
1958 NL  119 (2nd)
1959 NL  97 (8th)
1960 NL  94 (10th)
Career  1,305 (121st)

Hits s c a p y
1955 NL  176 (10th)
1957 NL  169 (10th)
1958 NL  193 (4th)
1959 NL  179 (7th)
1960 NL  162 (10th)
Career  2,583 (86th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1955 NL  355 (3rd)
1956 NL  285 (10th)
1957 NL  344 (3rd)
1958 NL  379 (1st)
1959 NL  351 (3rd)
1960 NL  331 (2nd)
1962 NL  307 (6th)
1968 NL  259 (10th)
Career  4,706 (34th)

Doubles s c a p y
1955 NL  29 (9th)
1957 NL  34 (4th)
1960 NL  32 (5th)
Career  407 (168th)

Triples s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (5th)
1956 NL  8 (8th)
1958 NL  11 (2nd)
Career  90 (210th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1955 NL  44 (3rd)
1957 NL  43 (2nd)
1958 NL  47 (1st)
1959 NL  45 (2nd)
1960 NL  41 (1st)
1961 NL  29 (8th)
1962 NL  37 (4th)
1967 NL  23 (10th)
1968 NL  32 (3rd)
Career  512 (22nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1955 NL  117 (4th)
1957 NL  102 (3rd)
1958 NL  129 (1st)
1959 NL  143 (1st)
1960 NL  117 (3rd)
1962 NL  104 (8th)
1964 NL  95 (10th)
1965 NL  106 (6th)
1967 NL  95 (9th)
1968 NL  83 (8th)
1969 NL  106 (5th)
Career  1,636 (29th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 NL  70 (10th)
1960 NL  71 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1955 NL  72 (7th)
1957 NL  85 (9th)
1958 NL  87 (5th)
Career  1,236 (147th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
Career  1,574 (166th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1955 NL  144 (7th)
1956 NL  136 (9th)
1957 NL  149 (5th)
1958 NL  155 (2nd)
1959 NL  156 (4th)
1960 NL  146 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1955 NL  117 (7th)
1957 NL  123 (5th)
1958 NL  135 (2nd)
1959 NL  126 (4th)
1960 NL  113 (4th)
Career  1,512 (83rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1955 NL  34 (10th)
1956 NL  26 (9th)
1957 NL  40 (5th)
1958 NL  46 (2nd)
1959 NL  46 (4th)
1960 NL  37 (5th)
Career  261 (169th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1955 NL  3.3 (10th)
1956 NL  2.6 (9th)
1957 NL  3.9 (5th)
1958 NL  4.4 (2nd)
1959 NL  4.5 (4th)
1960 NL  3.7 (5th)
Career  25.6 (167th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1955 NL  82 (1st)
1957 NL  83 (1st)
1958 NL  81 (1st)
1959 NL  76 (3rd)
1960 NL  80 (1st)
1962 NL  63 (4th)
1968 NL  59 (4th)
Career  1,009 (35th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1957 NL  242 (10th)
1958 NL  249 (5th)
1959 NL  250 (7th)
1960 NL  237 (5th)
Career  3,416 (113th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1955 NL  .681 (9th)
1956 NL  .675 (9th)
1957 NL  .705 (6th)
1958 NL  .731 (4th)
1959 NL  .713 (6th)
1960 NL  .683 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1954 NL  7 (2nd)
1959 NL  7 (2nd)
1960 NL  4 (9th)
1962 NL  7 (8th)
Career  70 (222nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1967 NL  8 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1958 NL  8 (2nd)
1959 NL  9 (2nd)
1962 NL  10 (2nd)
1963 NL  8 (3rd)
1964 NL  6 (7th)
1965 NL  7 (6th)
1969 NL  7 (6th)
Career  96 (40th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1956 NL  18 (4th)
1957 NL  11 (6th)
1958 NL  12 (4th)
1959 NL  20 (1st)
1960 NL  28 (1st)
1961 NL  21 (2nd)
1963 NL  16 (3rd)
1964 NL  11 (9th)
1965 NL  19 (2nd)
Career  198 (14th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1955 NL  16 (5th)
1959 NL  18 (6th)
1962 NL  19 (2nd)
1964 NL  16 (7th)
1965 NL  16 (9th)
1967 NL  20 (2nd)
Career  229 (54th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1954 NL  10 (2nd)
1956 NL  9 (2nd)

SB % s c a p y
1954 NL  37.50 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1955 NL  14.9 (3rd)
1957 NL  13.5 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1955 NL  13.5 (5th)
1957 NL  13.8 (2nd)
1958 NL  13.1 (1st)
1959 NL  13.1 (2nd)
1960 NL  14.6 (2nd)
1961 NL  17.6 (7th)
1962 NL  16.5 (5th)
1968 NL  17.3 (3rd)
Career  18.4 (82nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1954 NL  460 (8th)
1955 NL  442 (9th)
1957 NL  448 (6th)
1958 NL  451 (3rd)
1959 NL  443 (8th)
1960 NL  458 (3rd)
1962 NL  476 (8th)
1965 NL  478 (8th)
Career  7,261 (38th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1955 NL  42.94 (4th)
1956 NL  29.99 (10th)
1957 NL  37.39 (6th)
1958 NL  54.46 (2nd)
1959 NL  58.45 (3rd)
1960 NL  34.16 (6th)
Career  364.93 (81st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 NL  3.3 (7th)
1957 NL  3.2 (8th)
1958 NL  6.8 (2nd)
1959 NL  5.2 (5th)
Career  30.9 (93rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1955 NL  4.1 (6th)
1957 NL  4.3 (6th)
1958 NL  5.4 (2nd)
1959 NL  5.2 (4th)
1960 NL  3.7 (6th)
Career  36.2 (66th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1955 NL  4.1 (4th)
1956 NL  3.0 (10th)
1957 NL  3.7 (6th)
1958 NL  5.3 (2nd)
1959 NL  5.7 (4th)
1960 NL  3.5 (7th)
Career  36.0 (80th)

Putoutss c a p y
1962 NL  1,462 (1st)
1963 NL  1,178 (4th)
1964 NL  1,565 (1st)
1965 NL  1,682 (1st)
1966 NL  1,183 (4th)
1967 NL  1,383 (1st)
1968 NL  1,379 (2nd)
1969 NL  1,419 (1st)
Career  14,206 (55th)

Assistss c a p y
1954 NL  475 (4th)
1955 NL  482 (3rd)
1958 NL  468 (4th)
1959 NL  519 (1st)
1960 NL  488 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1954 NL  34 (2nd)
1956 NL  25 (4th)
1958 NL  32 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1955 NL  14 (3rd)
1959 NL  23 (1st)
1964 NL  14 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  149 (2nd)
1963 NL  125 (5th)
1964 NL  157 (2nd)
1965 NL  162 (1st)
1967 NL  147 (2nd)
1968 NL  147 (3rd)
1969 NL  153 (2nd)
Career  1,259 (96th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  1,458 (1st)
1963 NL  1,178 (4th)
1964 NL  1,565 (1st)
1965 NL  1,682 (1st)
1966 NL  1,178 (4th)
1967 NL  1,383 (1st)
1968 NL  1,379 (2nd)
1969 NL  1,419 (1st)
Career  12,005 (82nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  106 (1st)
1963 NL  78 (5th)
1964 NL  132 (1st)
1965 NL  93 (5th)
1966 NL  81 (4th)
1967 NL  91 (1st)
1968 NL  88 (5th)
1969 NL  87 (4th)
Career  809 (84th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  11 (5th)
1964 NL  10 (5th)
1965 NL  15 (3rd)
1966 NL  10 (4th)
1967 NL  10 (3rd)
1968 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  134 (1st)
1963 NL  97 (3rd)
1964 NL  122 (2nd)
1965 NL  143 (2nd)
1967 NL  111 (2nd)
1968 NL  118 (2nd)
1969 NL  116 (4th)
Career  1,005 (82nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1957 NL  73 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  154 (1st)
1955 NL  154 (1st)
1956 NL  139 (5th)
1958 NL  154 (1st)
1959 NL  154 (1st)
1960 NL  156 (1st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  312 (3rd)
1955 NL  290 (2nd)
1956 NL  279 (3rd)
1958 NL  292 (3rd)
1959 NL  271 (2nd)
1960 NL  283 (1st)
Career  2,087 (95th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  475 (3rd)
1955 NL  482 (3rd)
1958 NL  468 (2nd)
1959 NL  519 (1st)
1960 NL  488 (1st)
1961 NL  358 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  34 (2nd)
1955 NL  22 (5th)
1956 NL  25 (4th)
1958 NL  32 (1st)
1961 NL  19 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  105 (2nd)
1955 NL  102 (3rd)
1956 NL  92 (4th)
1958 NL  100 (2nd)
1959 NL  95 (2nd)
1960 NL  94 (1st)
1961 NL  68 (5th)
Career  724 (83rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  3 (4th)
1964 NL  14 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1962 NL  10.78 (1st)
1963 NL  10.72 (1st)
1964 NL  11.36 (1st)
1965 NL  11.13 (1st)
1966 NL  10.20 (4th)
1967 NL  10.34 (3rd)
1968 NL  10.72 (2nd)
1969 NL  10.41 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  10.50 (1st)
1963 NL  10.05 (2nd)
1964 NL  10.81 (1st)
1965 NL  10.96 (1st)
1966 NL  9.68 (4th)
1967 NL  10.03 (3rd)
1968 NL  9.98 (2nd)
1969 NL  9.84 (3rd)
Career  10.18 (59th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1962 NL  .993 (3rd)
1963 NL  .993 (2nd)
1964 NL  .994 (2nd)
1965 NL  .992 (4th)
1966 NL  .992 (4th)
1967 NL  .993 (2nd)
1968 NL  .996 (2nd)
1969 NL  .997 (1st)
Career  .994 (55th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1955 NL  14 (2nd)
1958 NL  10 (2nd)
1959 NL  23 (1st)
1960 NL  9 (2nd)
1961 NL  9 (2nd)
Career  62 (24th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1954 NL  5.16 (4th)
1955 NL  5.05 (5th)
1959 NL  5.18 (5th)
1960 NL  5.04 (3rd)
1961 NL  5.41 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  5.11 (3rd)
1955 NL  5.01 (4th)
1958 NL  4.94 (5th)
1959 NL  5.13 (3rd)
1960 NL  4.94 (2nd)
1961 NL  5.11 (1st)
Career  4.91 (80th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  .959 (5th)
1955 NL  .972 (1st)
1956 NL  .962 (4th)
1958 NL  .960 (5th)
1959 NL  .985 (1st)
1960 NL  .977 (1st)
1961 NL  .965 (3rd)
Career  .969 (93rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1968 NL  born 1931-01-31 (6th)
1969 NL  born 1931-01-31 (5th)
1970 NL  born 1931-01-31 (3rd)
1971 NL  born 1931-01-31 (3rd)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 26 (72), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 167 (65), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 170 (66), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 46 (107), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (7th), 67.5 career WAR/51.9 7yr-peak WAR/59.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1953 22 Chicago Cubs $2,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 23 Chicago Cubs $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1955 24 Chicago Cubs $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 25 Chicago Cubs $17,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1957 26 Chicago Cubs $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1958 27 Chicago Cubs $27,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1959 28 Chicago Cubs $45,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1960 29 Chicago Cubs $50,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1961 30 Chicago Cubs $57,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1962 31 Chicago Cubs $55,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1963 32 Chicago Cubs $55,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1964 33 Chicago Cubs $57,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1965 34 Chicago Cubs $52,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1966 35 Chicago Cubs $55,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/18/67 TSN:55000.00,
1967 36 Chicago Cubs $55,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/18/67 TSN:65000.00,
1968 37 Chicago Cubs $55,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/18/67 TSN:65000.00,
1969 38 Chicago Cubs $60,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$680,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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Spanish: Ernie Banks Estadísticas
Finnish: Ernie Banks tilastot
French: Ernie Banks statistiques
Japanese: アーニー・バンクス 統計
Polish: Ernie Banks Statystyki

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