September 17, 1953 Ernie Banks becomes the first African American baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. Banks is also quick to say “Let’s play two!” Banks will be the Cubs’ outstanding shortstop from 1954 to 1960. In 1961 he will be moved to left field, then to first base, where he will spend the rest of his career.
George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969), nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for three teams (1989–2010). A 13-time All-Star, Griffey was one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history; his 630 home runs rank as the sixth-most in MLB history.
Chicago Cubs players click their heels as they take the field on Friday (7/27/12) in honor of Ron Santo's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was a signature move always made by Ron Santo when he played baseball for the Chicago Cubs.