Steve Bisciotti, Amos Otis make our All-Cookie Team

Sat, Feb 11

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Apply non-stick coating to baking sheet. Then wait about 45 minutes. While doing so, indulge in Page 2's All-Cookie Team.

Steve Bisciotti: The owner of the Baltimore Ravens doesn't precisely share his name with the Italian word biscotti, which we Americans have adopted to mean twice-baked cookies. Having seen his team eliminated from the playoffs in the final minutes in two straight years, however, he knows what it feels like to be cooked multiple times.

Gary Fortune: If the pitcher had read his own fortune cookie in or about 1920, it might have said, "Will do much traveling." Fortune played for 11 teams in a career that took him to the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies in the Majors and less remembered -- and seemingly contradictory -- outfits such as the Pittsfield Hillies and the New Haven Profs.

Ted Graham: The Chicago Blackhawk of the 1920s probably preferred you not refer to him as Teddy, so we won't. But that can't keep him off this team; Teddy Grahams, sweet crackers shaped like bears, are among Nabisco's best-selling products. Graham played 10 years in the NHL, half with the Blackhawks.

Cookie Lavagetto: Harry Arthur Lavagetto is one of those sports figures whose achievements get lost in context. Baseball fans know of his famous two-run double in the "Cookie Game" that broke up what would have been the first no-hitter in World Series history in 1947. They know it delivered a 3-2 victory for the Brooklyn Dodgers over the New York Yankees. They assume it delivered a world title to Brooklyn or that it least facilitated one. It did not. The Yanks won the series in seven games. The hit was Lavagetto's last of his Major League career.

Amos Otis: The outfielder for the Kansas City Royals saw his career take off at about the same time that Wally Amos, an agent for the William Morris Agency, began his own baking business in 1975. The Famous Amos brand and Otis were forever linked by Royals fans, who quickly doled out the nickname after Otis led the American League with 40 doubles in 1976. Over his career, Otis finished in the Top 10 in MVP voting four times.