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 ...