The first time I saw David Eckstein on TV was the first time that I legitimately thought I could make it to the major leagues. He was 5’6”, which was probably right around what I was in seventh grade, the same year as his rookie season in 2001. At ten years, his career was relatively short by MLB standards, but he made an impact by winning two World Series titles. One with the Angels in 2002, and the other with the Cardinals in 2006, which he was named World Series MVP after hitting .364 in five games against the Tigers. I miss that little, pesky son of a bitch.