Baseball's Hall of Shame

Baseball's Hall of Shame

Baseball's Hall of Shame

Here's photos of some of your favorite baseball players.
They're members of baseball's "Hall of Shame." These are police mug shots of players arrested. Players like Dave Stewart and Manny Ramirez. Stewart had several run-ins with police, but the most notorious incident occurred in Los Angeles in 1985, while he was a member of the Texas Rangers. Stewart was caught with a 6'3" prostitute named "Lucille...who turned out to be a "transvestite. Stewart told police he didn't know "Lucille" was a man. The big hard throwing right-hand pitcher was the MVP in 1989 - and appeared in five World Series during his MLB career.

Slugger Manny Ramirez was arrested with far less fanfare (the first time). His first arrest happened in the shadow of Yankee Stadium during his 1994 rookie season with the Cleveland Indians. He was arrested for DUI. The arresting officer said Ramirez mentioned "something" about playing in Yankee stadium and hitting a home run. But the cop added, he never heard of Ramirez. Ramirez's girlfriend at the time went to her apartment to get his baseball card in an effort to prove his story. This past year Ramirez was again arrested. This time on domestic violence charges. Ramirez and his wife had a disagreement (at home) where tempers exploded - and Manny was led away in handcuffs.

Remember Todd Stottlemyre who appeared in the 1992 and 1993 Fall Classics as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, he was arrested with Dave Stewart after an altercation with police outside a Tampa nightclub. Recall outfielder Luis Polonia, who appeared in the 1988 - 1995 - 1996 - and 2000 World Series with the A's, Braves, and Yankees? He was famously arrested after being accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Polonia spent 60 days in jail.

Deion Sanders was a certified star in baseball and football. They call Sanders "Hollywood." He's the only man to play in both the Super Bowl and World Series. He's had several brushes with the law. In 1996 he was arrested for trespassing. Sanders, who was with the Dallas Cowboys at the time was found "fishing" at a Florida airport. Police arrested him for ignoring both "no trespassing" and "private property" signs. He was also arrested by police in 1994 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds for driving without a license.

Minnesota Twins Icon, Kirby Puckett, the hero of game 6 of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves had handcuffs slapped on him, first for "groping" a woman in a restaurant - later in retirement, his ex-wife lodged a complaint against the Hall of Famer. She told police he threatened to kill her. She also told Sports Illustrated that he tried to strangle her, had locked her in the basement and even held a gun to her head.

The "godfather" of "Steroids" Jose Canseco also had run-ins with the law (frequent). Baseball's MVP in 1986 - six-time All-Star, the first MLB player to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same season, Canseco had cuffs slapped on him by police for bringing drugs across the border - domestic violence - bar fights, and driving (speeding) incidents dating back to 1980.

Add the photo's of Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain for DWI - Padres Ken Caminiti, 1996 MVP, arrested in 2001 for cocaine possession. Caminiti died of an apparent drug overdose in New York City (2004). Yankee Dwight Gooden, drugs, and World Series hero, Yankee Jim Leyritz, for DUI, and you have a large group of "star" athletes in "BASEBALL'S HALL of SHAME."
It isn't the "HALL" where they wanted their photo's hanging.............

Larry Upton
"Upton on Sports"-source: weirdnews/wikipedia

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By Larry Upton
Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012


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