Now that the US Sentencing Commission has agreed to retroactively reduce prison terms for crack cocaine offenses, one of baseball's record-holders stands to benefit. Willie Mays Aikens, the only player to hit multiple homers in multiple games in the same World Series (playing for Kansas City in 1980), may have his 15-plus-year sentence commuted.
He has already served 13 years. Aikens was caught with 64 grams of crack; drawing the same sentence for possession of powder cocaine would take more than 6½ kilos. "You can supply a whole neighborhood with 6½ kilos," Aikens told the Washington Post by phone from prison. He was caught by an undercover policewoman, whom he first tried to sell powder cocaine; she insisted that he convert it to crack, which he did.