On Sunday March 23rd, Fanatics Authentic will host a public autograph signing for Chicago Cubs Class of 1977 Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop/ first baseman, Ernie Banks. The signing is part of the 2014 Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Chicago, Illinois.
Despite never playing a single inning of high school baseball, Ernie Banks is one of the finest power hitters in baseball history. It's is believed that Banks was discovered by the Kansas City Monarchs during a pick-up softball game when he was 19 years old. Banks played for the Monarchs from 1950-1953 and was sold to the Chicago Cubs during the 1953 season. Banks made his MLB debut on September 26, 1953 and became the first African-American player in franchise history. In 1954, Ernie Banks hit 19 homeruns and 79 RBI while finishing second to Wally Moon for the 1954 NL Rookie of the Year. By 1955, Banks was one of the best players in the majors hitting 44 homeruns and 117 RBI. In 1958 and 1959, Banks hit a staggering 92 homeruns and 272 RBI on his way to back-to-back NL MVP Awards. Ernie Banks played 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and appeared in 14 MLB All-Star Games. He is the Cubs All-time leader in homeruns (512) and RBI (1,636).
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, Il 60018
Friday, March 21st: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 22nd: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday, March 23rd: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages 8 and Up: $10.00
Ages 7 and Under: $5.00
Time: Ernie Banks will be signing autographs on Sunday from 1:30pm - 3:00pm.
Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:
Baseballs, Cards and Photos: $99.00
O/S Photos and Gloves: $149.00
Bats and Jerseys: $179.00
Photo Op: $99.00
Dozens of baseball, football, hockey and basketball superstars are scheduled to sign autographs. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.
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