Criminal History: Drug possession with intent to distribute, gun possession
Time Behind Bars: 20 years
Baseball is a game of eras. The "Expansion Era" of the '60s. The "Steroid Era" of the '90s. And, of course, the fabled "Coke Era" of the '80s.
Several Kansas City Royals were arrested on drug charges in 1983, including Willie Aikens. The man who hit four home runs in the '80 World Series would see his career fade into the darkness and his life follow suit. Arrested in a crack house in '94, the former first basemen was broke, disoriented, and weighed over 300 pounds. Refusing to rat out his dealers in a plea bargain, Aikens did 14 years in prison before his release in '07.