I spent my entire 22-year playing career with one team, which my affectionate nickname reflects. I won my league's batting title in my second full season, becoming the youngest batting champ in this league so far. That season would turn out to be my career high, but I had eight more seasons over .300. I wasn't too shabby a home run hitter, either.
Who am I?
Last edited by Arlo on Fri May 31, 2002 11:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
Doh! I was so sure about that one. Played a long-time, all with one team, decent average, lots of HR's.
And there goes my second guess of Stan Musial (not that I know of any affectionate Cardinals-related nicknames for him), as he didn't come up the same year as Ernie. Incidentally, Stan the Man is the answer to one of the as-yet unanswered trivia questions here, although I believe it's fallen to the second page by now.
Ok, I admit that this description is extremely close to Banks, especially the nickname. There really are some amazing similarities between these two, although I had never thought of them as similar players before.
By the way, all Cardinals used to have team related nicknames... players were affectionally called Stan Cardinal Musial or Lou Cardinal Brock. I thought that was a pretty good one, although I haven't heard it used in a while.