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Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

CHICAGO (AP) To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes all over the sports world. And they all got the same person, all the time. "Ernie was exactly what you saw," said Don Kessinger, a shortstop who played with Banks in the 1960s. "He was a great ballplayer, a great teammate and a great friend. "What...

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