A few weeks ago a Hall of Fame baseball player from the past, Ernie Banks, passed away. Known as "Mr. Cub", Banks had the reputation of being the ultimate professional, even though his team, the Chicago Cubs, never won the pennant.
In an article in Sports Illustrated, writer Rich Cohen paid tribute to Banks and his fabulous career. "Too much is made of the winners; it's the losers that show you how to live."
Banks wasn't a loser, his teams just couldn't win it all. He thrilled the fans of Chicago every day for over 20 years with his hustle, ability, attitude, and enthusiasm for the game that has never been surpassed by any other Cub player!