Hall of Fame MLB infielder known as "Mr. Cub," and occasionally as "Mr. Sunshine," he played his entire 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs, representing the team in 14 All-Star game. He was named National League MVP in 1958 and 1959.
He was a basketball, baseball, and track star at Booker T Washington High School in Dallas.
He recorded 2,583 hits and 512 home runs over the course of his career. His #14 was retired by the Cubs and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
He married Liz Ellzey in 1997 after previously being married to Mollye Ector, Eloyce Johnson and Marjorie Banks. He had four children: Joey, Jerry, Jan and Alayna.
He and Ryne Sandberg are two of the most celebrated Chicago Cubs of all-time.