After spending one year at Pasadena City College, Alan Wiggins was selected by the California Angels with the eighth overall pick in the 1977 MLB Draft. While he didn't find success with the Dodgers, Wiggins was able to finish second in the league with 106 runs scored and set a franchise record for stolen bases (70) as a member of the San Diego Padres in 1984. One season later, Wiggins was suspended just two weeks into the season when he relapsed from his dependency to cocaine following a 1981 arrest for cocaine possession which resulted in a trip to rehab.
In 1991, Wiggins died on Jan. 6 at a hospital in Los Angeles from complications with AIDS. It is believed Wiggins contracted the disease from his years of drug intravenous use. Wiggins is the first known baseball player to die from AIDS.