It’s not every day you hear about the Bronx, New York.
But it’s a place where some of the greatest sports heroes of all time were born and where one of the city’s most iconic sporting moments occurred.
For decades, New Yorkers have celebrated the birth of a man who became known as the “Father of the Bronx” after winning three titles in a row from the Bronx and New York City in 1932.
The Bronx was home to two of the most powerful sporting figures in the country: Babe Ruth, a six-time World Series champion, and Ernie Banks, the first American to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Ruth’s father, John, was a prominent baseball player for the Philadelphia Athletics and Brooklyn Dodgers, who won four World Series titles in the 1930s.
John Ruth, the father of Major League Baseball’s Babe Ruth (center), and his wife Ruth Ruth Ruth-Pierce (right) attend the birth announcement of their son, Ernie.
Courtesy of John and Ruth Ruth/Associated Press.
Banks was the first player to play in Brooklyn.
His nickname was “The Giant” because of his size, standing at 6-foot-3, 280 pounds.
As a young boy, Banks was a fan of the Dodgers.
He became a member of the team’s inaugural baseball team, the Brooklyn Red Sox, in 1930.
His first season with the team ended in an 8-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
He also won the league’s batting title in 1931 and was a major league star.
Banks became the face of Brooklyn’s new baseball team.
In 1933, the Giants won their first World Series championship in their first season as an American franchise.
The Giants finished their inaugural season with a record of 79-79.
By the time the team relocated to Los Angeles, Banks had won the National League MVP award and was the Dodgers’ MVP.
He won five more MVPs in the next five years, all with the Dodgers, and in 1939, he was named the American League MVP for the fourth time.
The Dodgers had won their fourth championship in four years.
The Bronx, which was home for generations to baseball’s greatest stars, was named after John Banks.
It is home to one of two major league baseball stadiums in New York, Dodger Stadium, which opened in 1931.
Baseball and basketball are played there, and the city was the home of the Yankees.
It was the birthplace of Babe Ruth and the first major league team to win the World Series.
The Brooklyn Dodgers won the first World War in 1945, their first major championship in 50 years.
But the Dodgers lost the 1947 World Series to the Cleveland Indians.
During World War II, the Yankees were in charge of the sport in New Jersey.
They were the first team to have three players who went on to become major league stars: Babe (1914-1918), Joe DiMaggio (1909-1919) and Lou Gehrig (1923-1926).
The team was named for their first star, Yogi Berra, a player who won a record five Gold Gloves.
Berra led the Yankees to five World Series appearances.
The team also won five World Championships in a span of two years in 1948 and 1949.
New York is one of a handful of cities where it has been called the home to the greatest sporting moment.
Over the years, many sports have been featured in popular culture, including baseball, hockey, football and basketball.
But none have been more celebrated than the birthdays of John Banks and Ernest Banks.
They were born on August 21, 1932, in a New York apartment complex known as The Hilltop, which housed the offices of the World’s Fair Hotel.
Their mother was a homemaker, Ruth Ruth Phelps, and they had five older brothers and two sisters.
The family moved to Queens when Ruth was 8 years old.
The family lived in a large, one-story home with a brick roof, where the family played soccer and baseball and spent weekends in the backyard.
John Banks was the tallest of the four sons, at 6 feet 2 inches and weighed around 250 pounds.
He played football for the University of Buffalo, and he earned a degree in education from the University at Buffalo in 1921.
In 1926, he joined the New York Giants’ team and earned a reputation as one of their best players.
He was named MVP of the 1927 World Series after leading the Giants to the pennant and earning a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
He won the batting title four times in the 1920s and ’30s and was considered the greatest player in New Yorker history.
In 1931, Banks made his debut for the Dodgers in New Orleans.
His only other big league playing experience was playing for the Boston Braves in 1926.
Banks played the next two years for the Yankees, and when the team moved to Brooklyn in 1936, he