May 12, 2024 - Sports

Photo of the day: Ernie Banks' 500th

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Ernie Banks marks his 500th home run, hit May 12, 1970, at Wrigley Field. Photo: Warren Wimmer/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

⚾️ Fifty-four years ago today, Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

  • Only 28 major leaguers in history have accomplished this feat, and only five have done it with just one team.

Of note: Banks' 512 home runs places him second in Cubs history, trailing only Sammy Sosa.

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