Farewell, Mr. Cub
It’s a great day for a ballgame. Let’s play two!
Banks continued to deliver in 1958 and 1959. In ’58 he hit .313 and led the league with 129 RBIs. He also hit 47 long balls in 1958, his career high. His momentum continued the next season with a .304 batting average, 45 home runs and a career-high 143 RBI. He was named National League Most Valuable Player both years.