Ernie Banks — American Athlete born on January 31, 1931, died on January 23, 2015

Ernest "Ernie" Banks nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was an American professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, and was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999... (wikipedia)

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.