Saturday Shortstop: Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks
image courtesy of Topps Baseball Cards

Wrigley Field, Chicago celebrated it’s 100th birthday this last week. Who else to be the shortstop but ‘Mr. Cub’ himself, Ernie Banks.  I remember that baseball card so well, I can almost taste the bubble gum.

Ernie Banks spent his entire career with two teams: The Kansas City Monarchs and the Chicago Cubs. He played one year in Kansas City before the war and 2 years after his military service. Broke in with the Cubs in 1953 and retired in 1971. A 14 time All Star, 2 time MVP inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

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Ernie Banks was more than just a ballplayer. He was an ambassador of goodwill and enthusiasm. Very famous for his “Let’s play 2” line, he was ALWAYS ready to go.

A little ‘Let’s play 2’ enthusiasm in my business will go a long way, too!

I’m just sayin’

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