Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks

Legend
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Three times an MVP, smiling, affable man who became Mr. Cub.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Cubbies

playing career

1953—1971

nickname

Mr. Cub

Born

January 31, 1931, in Dallas, TX

died

January 23, 2015, in Chicago, IL, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-1 / 180

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Ernie Banks
Average HOF SS
Hitting
60
Power
70
Running
40
Fielding
50
Throwing
50
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
Infield mate
UNIFORM NUMBER
#14
BATTING ORDER
5
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-17-1953
FINAL GAME
9-26-1971
CAREER AGE
22-40
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

67.8

career value

WAR7

51.8

long peak

WAR5C

39.5

prime

WAR3

27.7

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

332.4

career value

WIN shares 7

193.3

long peak

Win SHares 5C

145.6

prime

Win SHares 3

96.8

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#4

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#1

1953—1971

All-Time

#39

POsition Players
#6
BILL JAMES POSITION
#77
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#12 (1B)
HALL OF STATS POSITION
#77
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#8
JAWS POSITION
#51
JAWS TOP 100
.274
Batting Average
.330
On-Base Percentage
.500
Slugging Percentage
33
home runs per season
3
Stolen Bases per season