Baseball's Sexiest Teammates

With the World Series starting tonight, The Daily Beast names the game’s all-time greatest wives and girlfriends—by position. VIEW OUR GALLERY of the ultimate fantasy team.

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Ann-Margret (Starting pitcher)

Who else could start on the mound but the female Elvis, Ann-Margret? The Scandinavian siren was former flame of Bo Belinsky, the 1960s’ Angels hurler who threw the franchise’s first no-hitter, and was renowned for his playboy lifestyle. (His biography was titled Bo: Pitching and Wooing.) Unlike Ann-Margret, who has remained dazzling for decades, Belinsky went into steep decline during his eight-year career.

Height: 5’5”
Number of Movies: 52
Number of Flintstones
Characters Named for Her:
1 (Ann-Margrock)
Hit Singles: 7
Google Image Search Hits: 146,000

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Misty May-Treanor (Catcher)

When Detroit Tigers catcher Matt Treanor met Olympic volleyball goddess Misty May at a sports-therapy center in 2003, he didn’t even know her name (he told his brother he was going on a date with a girl named Missy May). But Misty got the last laugh: When the journeyman was playing for the Florida Marlins in 2005, he earned the nickname “Mr. May”—a joke unlikely to end if he keeps bouncing back to the minors while his wife wins gold medals.

Height: 5’9”
Olympic Gold Medals: 2
Tattoos: 4
Guest Appearances on
Wizards of Waverly Place:
Google Image Search Hits: 53,000

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Jamie Kotsay (1B)

For years fans have wondered just how journeyman first baseman Mark Kotsay landed his model wife Jamie. Not without a little bit of convincing: While both were living in Miami, a mutual friend called the couple and lied, telling each that the other was interested. “One date,” Jamie told the San Francisco Chronicle, “and that was it.” It’s not hard to believe that Mark felt the same way—so much so that when the former Marlin (and current Chicago White Sox first baseman) was recovering from a back injury, he let his wife create a Pilates routine for him.

Number of Children:
Years Married: 11
Modeling Photos in Circulation on the Internet: 4
Google Image Search hits: 8,330

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Maripily Rivera (2B)

Retired second baseman Roberto Alomar has been a part of at least two storied double-play combinations—with Cal Ripken, Jr. on the Baltimore Orioles and Omar Vizquel on the Cleveland Indians. He may be able to add another to that list: his wife Maripily Alomar, a Puerto Rican model, showed strong defensive skills when responding to an ex-girlfriend’s allegations that Alomar suffers from AIDS—she even demonstrated some of the Alomar flair for heated language, calling the accusations “vile lies” and referring to the accuser only as “that woman.”

Years Together: 3
Sign: Gemini
Friends on MySpace: 3,337
Google Image Search hits: 8,660

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Minka Kelly (SS)

Could Minka Kelly be the last in Derek Jeter’s string of gorgeous girlfriends? The New York Post thinks so. It reported last summer that the Friday Night Lights star was set to become Mrs. Pinstripes on Nov. 5, one day after the conclusion of a theoretical Game 7 of the World Series. Maybe they didn’t realize that Jeter would be free for much of October, too.

Number of Scheduled Breast Implants: 1
Number of Breast Implants Carried Out: 0
Seasons on Friday Night Lights: 3
Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive Titles: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 250,000

Photo Illustration; Cliff and Malia Sobel / Splash News

Kate Hudson (3B)

Say what you will about the Alex Rodriguez-Kate Hudson squeeze play that ended in December 2009, coming as it did on the heels of A-Rod’s messy divorce and rumored fling with Madonna (not to mention a Canadian exotic dancer): Kate got results. Since going public with their relationship in late July, the All-Star third baseman batted .330—including a red-hot postseason that’s endeared Rodriguez to even his biggest detractors.

Height: 5’6”
Weight: 115 lbs
Children: 1 (from marriage to Chris Robinson)
Months Together: 7 (now broken up)
Google Image Search Hits: 14,600,000

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Halle Berry (LF)

The Cooperstown-worthy outfield begins with Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry—ex-wife of Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees outfielder David Justice. The former Miss USA runner-up married Justice in 1993, but their relationship struck out: Berry filed for divorce four years later

Height: 5’6”
Oscars: 1
Razzies: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 2,350,000

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Marilyn Monroe (CF)

The patron saint of all Baseball WAGs, Marilyn Monroe broke down barriers for former centerfolds and pro athletes everywhere by showing the world it was OK to marry homely baseball players—especially if that ballplayer is a legendary Yankee like Joe DiMaggio. Marilyn and Joe’s tempestuous relationship remains the standard by which all other beauty and the ballplayer stories are judged: After her early death, Joe sent a half-dozen roses to her crypt three times a week.

Dress Size: 8-10
Years Married to DiMaggio: 1
Career Husband Total: 3
Google Image Search Hits: 2,980,000

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Madonna (RF)

Rounding out the hall-of-fame outfield, in right, is Madonna, former girlfriend of baseball’s steroid king Jose Canseco. Though their relationship was about as successful as Canseco’s attempt at a Mixed Martial Arts career (the ex-Bash Brother is 0-1 to date), Madonna is clearly a baseball fan—not only did she star in A League of Their Own, but it seemed like she might come out of WAG retirement this summer, when she and A-Rod were reported to be going all the way.

Height: 5’4”
Albums: 11
Value of Live Nation Contract: $120 million
Google Image Search Hits: 14,100,000

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Alyssa Milano (Starting pitcher)

Milano is a veteran of baseball relationships: a utility girlfriend who’s dated several players, including Brad Penny, Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and (moving from one end of the battery to the other) Russell Martin. Then again, baseball is even in her fictional TV blood: Her father on Who’s the Boss? , Tony Micelli, played second for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Height: 5’2”
Number of Top-40 Albums (in Japan): 2
Teen Workout Videos Produced: 1
Baseball Players Dated: 4
Google Image Search Hits: 1,020,000

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Mamie Van Doren (Starting pitcher)

Who was the Derek Jeter of the 1960s? Well, based on pure WAG stats, Jeter’s real predecessor is pitcher Bo Belinsky, who was linked romantically to Ann-Margret, Connie Stevens, Tina Louise, and bombshell Mamie Van Doren. The septuagenarian Van Doren is still going strong—she recently posed nude on her Web site—though not dating any ballplayers that we know of.

Height: 5’4”
1997 Measurements: 38DD-26-36
Career Number of Husbands: 5
Issues of Playboy Appeared in: 8
Galleries of Current Nude Photos on 22
Google Image Search Hits: 36,100

Photo Illustration; AP Photo

Mia Hamm (Backup first baseman)

Is Mia Hamm a WAG, or is Nomar Garciaparra a HAB? The international soccer superstar has scored more international goals than any player (male or female) in FIFA history; former Red Sox shortstop Nomar—now primarily a first baseman with the Oakland A’s—has two batting titles and a silver slugger award. Either way, their twin girls are going to have a lot of athletic potential.

Height: 5’5”
Number of Children: 2
Years Married:
Olympic Gold Medals: 2
World Cup Championships: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 135,000

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The Derek Jeter All-Stars: Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jordana Brewster, Mariah Carey (Backup shortstops)

Derek Jeter’s off-the-field scoring stats add a lot of depth to any fantasy roster—Alba, Biel, Brewster, and Carey have enough talent to rival anyone on the team. In fact, Jeter veterans could field an entire ball club: He has also scored with former Miss Universe Laura Dutta, Vanessa Minnillo, supermodel Adriana Lima, and even (according to several reports) Scarlett Johansson.

Jeter Exes’ Stats
Number-One Singles:
#1 Maxim Hot List Titles: 1
#1 Stuff Magazine Sexiest Woman Titles: 1
Number of Jessicas: 2
Number of Oscars: 0

Photo Illustration; Chris O'Meara / AP Photo

Jaime Hanna (Backup third baseman)

Just because baseball doesn’t have cheerleaders doesn’t mean baseball players can’t date them: Tampa Bay Rays' third baseman Evan “Don’t Call Me Eva” Longoria was able to woo Hanna away from the crosstown Buccaneers, where she shakes her pompoms.

Maxim Pictorials: 1
Years Cheerleading: 2
Google Image Search Hits: 633,000

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Chelsea Cooley (Backup catcher)

What better choice for a future hall-of-famer like Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Maurer than a former Miss USA? Unfortunately, the three-time All-Star and pageant queen couldn’t make it work—maybe it was his sideburns.

Height: 5’7”
Miss USA Titles: 3
Celebrity Cooking Showdown Victories: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 49,900

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Lisa Dergan (Backup left fielder)

In Lisa Dergan’s 1998 Playboy profile, the former Miss July said she was looking for a “driven” guy—looks like she found one in husband White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik, who led the majors in stolen bases in 2004.

Height: 5’8.5”
Weight: 120
Measurements: 34-24-34
Playboy centerfolds: 1
Years served as “St. Pauli Girl”: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 37,900

Photo Illustration; Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

Pilar Sanders (Backup center fielder)

It takes a special kind of woman to settle down with former Braves outfielder “Neon” Deion Sanders. But as fans of the reality show Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love know, former model and actress Pilar Sanders is up to the task.

Reality Shows:
Twitter Followers:
Tweets Made: 166
Google Image Search Hits: 66,500

Photo Illustration; Keith Dannemiller / Newscom

Alicia Machado (Backup right fielder)

Dating one of the world’s most beautiful women is not without its risks: Sometimes you get beaned. Angels outfielder Bobby Abreu broke off his engagement with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado after a video of photos of her having sex with another man on a reality show were made public.

Height: 5’7”
Reality Shows Appeared on: 2
Pageant Titles: 3
Playboy spreads: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 118,000

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Lisa Guerrero (Relief pitcher)

Wondering what All-Star pitcher Scott Erickson and his sportscaster/model/actress wife, Lisa Guerrero, are up to since Erickson’s 2006 retirement? Wonder no more: The pair co-produced A Plumm Summer starring Henry Winkler, William Baldwin—and Lisa Guerrero.

Height: 5’5”
Years as sportscaster: 13
Number of Playboy covers: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 116,000

Photo Illustration; Jacob Andrzejczak / Getty Images for Hawaiian Tropic Zone

Erica Ellyson (Relief pitcher)

When baseball players go for men’s magazine models, they tend to stick to Playboy and Maxim—but Clay Buchholz isn’t most ballplayers. Last year, the Red Sox pitcher reportedly dated 2008 Penthouse Pet of the Year Erica Ellyson. He struck out: Within a year of her fling with Buchholz, Ellyson was on a reality dating show.

Height: 5’7”
Measurements: 34-24-34
Girls Gone Wild Appearances: 1
Howard Stern Appearances: 1
Google Image Search Hits: 76,700

Photo Illustration; Bob Thomas / Getty Images

Jennie Finch (Relief pitcher)

It’s hard to think of anyone you’d want more on the mound in a save situation than USA Softball queen Jennie Finch. In her legendary career, the three-time All-American has struck out 35 Major Leaguers, including MVP Albert Pujols on three pitches. Finch is married to Houston Astros pitcher Casey Daigle, and the couple have a son named Ace—named after his mother.

ERA (on USA Softball): 0.42
Strikeouts (at University of Arizona): 1,028
Major League Players to Get a Hit off of Her: 1 (Scott Spiezio)
Google Image Search Hits: 166,000


Dominique Piek (Relief Pitcher)

After making her first Sports Illustrated spread appearance earlier this year, Dominique Piek now has a chance to get her hands on a World Series ring. (Don’t those things usually happen the other way around?) Piek, a native of South Africa, is dating Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson, but she missed his appearance in the American League Championship Series for a photo shoot in Hawaii.

Age: 25
Height: 5-10
Measurements: 34-24.5-35
SI Swimsuit Issue Appearances: 1
Published Tweets: 1,711
How Many Times She Says She Has Watched The Hangover: 30
Google Image Search Hits: 27,500