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In honor of one of our favorite players, St. Louis shortstop David Eckstein, Page 2 presents the all-time all-short team.

Updated: May 26, 2005, 2:07 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

Even though Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein came up a little, um, short in the Cards' 12-inning 2-1 win over the Pirates Tuesday (he went 0-for-6), he's still an inspiration to plenty of vertically challenged folks (such as this scribe). Wearing his spikes, he's all of 5-foot-7 – officially. And unfortunately, he's not good enough to make baseball's all-short team.

Here's how we figured it: We went post-World War II – too many great Wee Willie's in baseball's early days, back ...

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