Born Ernest Banks in Dallas, TX, on January 31, 1931; Divorced; children: Eddie B.
Education: Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas, 1950; attended Northwestern University.
Military/Wartime Service: U.S. Army, 1951-53.
Professional baseball player. Played for Kansas City Monarchs, Negro Leagues, 1950, 1953; signed to Chicago Cubs, 1953; became first black player on the field for Cubs, Buy Brand Amoxil Online without prescription September, 1953; played for Cubs, 1953-71; retired in 1971 with 512 home runs, 1,636 RBIs; worked for Cubs as coach, consultant, and spokesman after retirement; became spokesman and consultant, New World Van Lines, 1984; founder and president, Ernie Banks International, a sports marketing firm.
Selected: Named Most Valuable Player, National League, 1958 and 1959; member of National League All-Star Team 13 times between 1957 and 1970; inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, 1977.