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September 26, 1971 > Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs plays in his final Major League game. The future Hall of Famer picks up the 2,583rd and final hit of his career -- an infield single against the Phillies' Ken Reynolds -- and is given a standing ovation by the Wrigley faithful in his final at-bat. At the time, Banks' total of 512 home runs is tied for fifth on the all-time list.