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You must try to generate happiness within yourself.  If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.

Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks
Chicago Cubs
Contributed by: Robert Ford

Hank Aaron and Willie Mays and I talk about it all the time. Sammy is the most prolific power hitter we have ever seen. His balance and power and technique and ability to hit the ball to all fields...he is an amazing hitter.

On Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa

Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks
Chicago Cubs

A teacher and a leader, he was all of that and more. He signed me to my first contract with the Cubs, and then he walked me into the Hall of Fame. He was the most positive person that I have ever been around. I transferred that into my life. What he did with his mind and his heart and his spirit...he wanted to bridge the gap of black baseball players playing in the major leagues. He scouted me and Lou Brock, Billy Williams, and just about every black player who played baseball back then. He scouted Pumpsie Green, who was the first black player for the Boston Red Sox, and Elston Howard, who was the first black player for the Yankees. He saw them and he identified their talent. He helped build my confidence so I would know what to do and what to say and where to go -- all of that. Then when he came to the Cubs as a coach, I was changing from shortstop to first base and he helped me make that transition. It was almost like he was put on this earth just for me. The travesty was that Buck O'Neil was not elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. All of those people whose lives he touched and played is a travesty. It really hurt my heart. It hurt me. I wish I could surrender my election to baseball's Hall of Fame to him, because I always felt that he deserved it more than I did.

Upon Buck O'Neil's death in October, 2006, and with reference to the 94-year-old falling one vote short of election to the Hall of Fame the preceding February

Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks
Chicago Cubs

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