Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Joe Tinker of the Chicago Cubs and Bill Bradley of the Cleveland Naps around 1910. Library of Congress hide caption

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