Classic SI Photos of Ernie Banks
Over 19 Hall of Fame seasons, many of them as the best player on a bad club, Banks never gave in to despair. With his 512 home runs, .274 batting average and consecutive MVPs earned on sub-.500 teams (1958 and '59), he was the model of the righteous warrior who keeps battling when all is lost. As Mr. Sunshine, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks appears on this summer's Where Are They Now? cover of Sports Illustrated, we present some classic SI photos of him through the years.