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Wrigley 100 August 24: Ernie’s Last Home Run

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ernie-banks-1970x-largeOn this day in 1971, Ernie Banks hit his 512th and final major league home run in the Cubs 5-4 loss to the Reds at Wrigley Field.

Banks solo homer off Cincinnati’s Jim McGlothlin tied the game at 3 in the 4th inning. As a player-coach for the Cubs that year, Mr. Cub played in 39 games, with three home runs in 83 at-bats. He played his final game on September 26 that year at Wrigley Field.

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