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Heroes to Zeros: Baseball's World Series Mug Shot Hall of Shame


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Honorable Mentions: From Manny Ramirez to Dave Stewart
Some people get arrested... but somehow avoid seeing their mugshot posted everywhere. Two World Series MVPs fall into this category: Dave Stewart and Manny Ramirez.

Dave Stewart had a few run-ins with the law, but the most notorious incident occurred in Los Angeles in 1985, while Stewart 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 said he didn't know "Lucille" was a man (whose real name is Elson Tyler).

Stewart, who appeared in five World Series, was the MVP in 1989 as the Oakland A's beat the San Francisco Giants.

Manny Ramirez was arrested with much less fanfare... but in the shadow of Yankee Stadium during his 1994 rookie season with the Cleveland Indians. During the baseball strike, Ramirez returned to his home neighborhood of Washington Heights, where police say he was driving erratically and had a blood-alcohol level of .07, which was considered "impaired."

According to an Associated Press report, arresting officer Steven Goetz said Ramirez "mentioned something about playing in Yankee Stadium and hitting a home run. But I'd never heard of the guy."

Ramirez's girlfriend went to her apartment to get his baseball card in an effort to prove his story, according to the report.

Ramirez, who appeared in two World Series while with the Boston Red Sox, was MVP in 2004 as the Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals.

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

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