Willie Aikens

In 1980 Aikens became the first player ever to have two multiple home run games in the same World Series when he blasted a pair in Game One for the Royals and repeated in Game Four. Named Willie Mays Aikens for the Hall of Famer, the 220-pound slugger topped 20 homers three times. Aikens’s lack of fielding skills was legendary, and he should have been a DH, but Hal McRae already filled that role for the Royals. Aikens’s involvement with drugs led to his suspension by the Royals and a 1984 trade to Toronto, where he DH’ed with little success.

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