Milwaukee Brewers Jerry Hairston Jr. looks to home plate umpire Mike Everitt for a call as he slides safely past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the fourth inning in Game 4 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 13, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Brett Gardner of the New York Yankee slides through the legs of Texas Rangers' pitcher Cliff Lee who forced him at first on a grounder to first in the fourth inning during game three of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium on October 18, 2010 in New York. UPI/Monika Graff
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Alex Gonzalez, (L) reaches to put a tag on St. Louis Cardinals Skip Schumaker as Schumaker slides into second base during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 2, 2009. The play was ruled dead after a ball hit by Colby Rasmus was ruled foul. Schumaker returned to first base as St. Louis defeated Cincinnati 5-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
New York Mets third baseman David Wright slides into second base during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on September 1, 2009. Wright returned to the lineup after coming off the 15-day disabled list. Colorado with a five game losing streak remains tied with San Francisco for the National League Wild Card. UPI/Gary C. Caskey...
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura (C) and shortstop Jason Bartlett celebrate as Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay slides into second as the Rays defeat the Red Sox 3-1 to win the American League Championship at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 19, 2008. The Rays will face the Philadelphia Phillies in their first World Series appearance. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
St. Louis Cardinals infielder Scott Rolen slides safely into second against Detroit Tigers infielder Placido Polanco during the 4th inning of game 4 of the World Series, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, on October 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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