The photo above was taken the day I received the Willie Mac award in 1989. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most important awards I’ve been given in my life. Named after San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer William McCovey, the award is voted on by the team and given to the Giants player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the team. Through it all these guys were my team, and the support they gave me through this time in my life, after the pain and suffering, breaking my arm, and having to retire 5 days later, was incredible. They showed me the significance of having a team, not only on the field, but also in life. Through my speaking I encourage others to cultivate these types of relationships and see the part they play in achieving our life goals.