Former Royals player Willie Aikens will be released from federal prison today on his way to a halfway house in Kansas City. He played eight seasons with the Royals.
Aikens was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1994 for crack cocaine distribution which was a strict penalty because it was thought crack defendants were more violent. He hopes one day to get a job in Major League Baseball. Aikens talked the Kansas City Star about trying to turn his life around.
He became the first player to have two multi-home run games in the same World Series.