Ernie Banks is the Hall of Famer (elected in 1977) who played with
the Chicago Cubs from 1953 through 1971. He was the National League's
Most Valuable Player in 1958 and 1959. He hit 512 career home runs.
Known for his upbeat outlook on life, Ernie coined the phrase "Let's
Play Two", referring to a baseball doubleheader. We had dinner
one night in 2001 and in a follow-up telephone conversation, I asked
him the origin of his famous phrase.