A Biography in 1,000 Players No. 104 Ernie Banks (Number 11 Shortstop)

Probably should be a tossup between Banks and Pee Wee Reese who should be 10th, but I moved Banks ahead of George Davis and didn’t want to do too much movement. When Banks was a shortstop, he hit like a good hitting first baseman and when he was at first base, he hit like a good hitting shortstop. Banks played first base 10 years after he played shortstop for 9 years and baseball reference has him as a below average player those 10 years. For six years (1955-1960) he was a star, and you couldn’t ask anymore out of a…

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