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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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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

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Remembering Ernie Banks, A Fan Favorite Whose Favorite Was The Fans

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. He was also the winning starting pitcher in Game 1 and Game 5. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt can't reach the Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar as he slides safely to first base on an infield single Tuesday night during the second inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Escobar eventually would score the Royals' fourth run. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland watches Wednesday as Kansas City Royals Omar Infante runs around the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series Wednesday Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game 1 of the 2014 World Series on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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The San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa reacts Thursday after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Jeff Chiu/The Associated Press hide caption

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Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates the team's Game 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles, which completed a sweep of the American League Championship Series, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Derek Jeter smiles during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 18. The Yankee captain, who retires at the end of this season, joined the 3,000-hit club in 2011. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Jeter The Hero: Yankee Shortstop Plays His Final Home Game Tonight

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