He never complained about his team's bad luck or bad talent, never stopped playing the game for joy, never stopped giving his all, never lost his proud demeanor, and never acted like anything but a winner. He was a symbol of the Cubs' fans undiminishing resilience. If he could be happy to come to the park each afternoon, then so could we.
Joe Mantegna, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum :: Born to Play Ball – Shortstops. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved on 2008-12-09.
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