As popular as he was talented, Banks would spend his entire Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs. Debuting late in the 1953 season, Banks broke out in 1955, where he had a 44 Home Run season and went to his first of 14 All-Star Games. Blasting 43 dingers the season after, the then Shortstop would have a career-high 47 Home Runs in 1958, this time winning the Home Run title and earning the National League MVP Award. He would become the MVP again the season after where he would repeat his power with a 40 Home Run season and would lead the NL in RBIs, the second straight year he would do so. At this point, Banks was the most potent power hitter in the NL.
Banks would win his second Home Run title in 1960 and switch to First Base for the second half of his career. He would not have another 40 Home Run campaign but would have seven 23 or more years and would finish with 512 overall, making him one of the few players to hit 500 with one team. The slugger would also accumulate 2,583 Hits and 1,631 RBIs and an even.500 in Slugging Percentage.Banks would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 in his first year of eligibility.