Saluting Our National Pastime

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Saluting Our National Pastime

OCTOBER 5--In celebration of the 2006 baseball playoffs, we're reprising an exercise from a few years back, wherein we donned our general manager's cap and assembled a fantasy team of the game's all-time greats, Smoking Gun-style. Scouting correctional facilities across the country, we plucked mug shots of inmates and parolees who share names with the superstars of our national pastime. This group of men, several of whom could be on a literal "Murderer's Row," would all enjoy "going yard" even more than their Major League namesakes. (20 pages)


1. Rickey Henderson, LF 2. Joe Morgan, 2B 3. Willie Mays, CF 4. Henry Aaron, 1B 5. Ted Williams, RF 6. Alex Rodriguez, SS 7. Darryl Strawberry, DH 8. Jackie Robinson, 3B 9. Bill Dickey, C

PITCHERS: Steve Carlton, Walter Johnson, Randy Johnson, Lee Smith

BENCH: Reggie Jackson, Billy Williams, Frank Robinson, Bobby Bonds, Bernie Williams

MANAGER: Billy Martin

Not a baseball fan? Then try our All-Star assemblage of mug shots.