St. Louis Cardinals, World Champions
Athletes bodies and faces reflect their times. Just click on the photograph (St. Louis Cardinals, 1909) and study the men. Compared to modern players--this is, afterall, hundred years before BALCO--the sluggers look practically malnourished. So it has a redemptive quality that in the Steroids Era, David Eckstein (5'7", 165 lbs.), a scrawny guy, who would look at home on the 1909 Cards, won the 2006 World Series MVP. "He's the toughest guy I've ever seen in a uniform," said St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa, who also managed Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.