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Willie Aikens

MLB Player information
NameWillie Aikens
PositionFirst baseman
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB debutMay 17, 1977 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearanceApril 27, 1985 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
Batting average.271
Home runs110
Runs batted in415
Teams
*California Angels (1977, 1979) *Kansas City Royals (1980 1983) *Toronto Blue Jays (1984 1985)

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Willie Mays Aikens (born October 14, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He had established himself as one of the top sluggers in the game before drugs derailed his career. In 1994, Aikens was sentenced to twenty years in prison on four counts of crack cocaine distribution and one count of use of a firearm during drug trafficking. He was released on June 4, 2008 after changes in federal drug laws, and is sometimes cited as an example of the results of mandatory minimum sentencing in drug-related crimes.


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