Navigation Links
Former Kansas City Royal Willie Mays Aikens Discusses His Memoir "Safe At Home" Recently on The Total Education Celebrity, a Division of The Simply G Media Network
Date:12/16/2013

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

The Total Education Celebrity Show and Simply G Media Network today announced the release of a recent interview with former Kansas City Royal Willie Mays Aikens, discussing his memoir, Safe At Home. Aikens explained how his addition to drugs and alcohol hurt his baseball career and landed him a 20-year prison sentence to Total Tutor host Neil Haley and co-host GJ Reynolds.

“I remember how good a hitter Willie was,” Reynolds said. "He was a star especially in 1980.”

Considered one of the best sluggers in baseball when he played for the Royals, Aikens played from 1977 to 1985. In 1981, Aikens lead the Royals in Home Runs and RBIs. His career was tragically cut short because of his drug problem.

In the interview, Aikens discussed how he was introduced to cocaine.

"One guy from Kansas City invited me over to snort coke and party," Aikens said. "One thing lead to another and in 1983 I was convicted."

Aikens admitted why he felt doing coke was okay at the time. “I knew somebody on each team getting high. They would turn me on to coke when I was on the road and I would do the same in KC. Steroids were considered okay in 90s and 2000s like cocaine was acceptable in MLB [in the 80s],” Aikens said.

“I enjoyed that time in baseball and never knew the dark secrets of that time,” host Haley said.

Aikens described his life after baseball and how he was arrested for dealing drugs, how he was sentenced to prison for 20 years and how he rehabilitated himself in prison. According to Aikens, he has been clean and sober ever since.

“Willie's story is so sad, how a great player throws away his career because of drugs,” Reynolds said.

Other topics discussed in the interview were Aikens' favorite moment playing in MLB, the rest of his career, how drugs kept getting in his way, becoming a bench player with the Toronto Blue Jays, getting released and eventually leaving MLB to play in Mexico.

In 2011, Aikens was given a second chance and was hired by the Kansas City Royals to coach a minor league farm team.

“You might only have one second chance, Willie was able to make the most of it,” Reynolds said.

You can purchase Aikens' book by clicking here: http://www.amazon.com/Willie-Mays-Aikens-Safe-Home/dp/1600786960. You can listen to radio interview live by clicking here: http://beachlifestyle.com/beachlifestyle-radio-show-willie-mays-aikens/#.UqqAWbT_OfQ.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11420132.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Memory Supplement Maker Supports Former Professional Athletes Experiencing Normal Age-Related Memory Loss
2. Craig Nabat Former Smoker supports Great America Smokeout day and declares his Commitment to Persuading Simon Cowell and other Celebrities to Quit Smoking
3. The P.A.S.T. Retired Players Medical Group Concussion Treatment Program Successful For Former NFL Players
4. Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks at Educational First Steps Inaugural “One Childhood, One Chance” Luncheon
5. North Central Surgical Center Recognized as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013
6. Healthesystems’ Fall 2013 Issue of RxInformer Journal Offers Guidance and Insights on Challenges Ahead in Workers Compensation
7. Former FDA Official to Conduct ComplianceOnline Seminar on Manufacturing and Marketing Cosmeceutical and Homeopathic OTCs
8. Mediation.com Adds Respected Former Judge and Trial Lawyer J.D. Williamson to Its Vast Attorney-Mediator Network
9. Capital Health Regional Medical Center First and Only Hospital Named Both Joint Commission Top Performer and Joint Commission Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center
10. All Four Health First Hospitals Recognized by The Joint Commission As Top Performers
11. South Texas Veterans Health Care System Named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... PARK (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... Engineers ... is bio-compatible, because it produces the same kind of electrical energy that the body ... the form of moving electrons. This flow of electrons out of the battery is ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Cheerag D. Upadhyaya , M.D., M.Sc., FAANS has been appointed ... part of Saint Luke’s Health System . Dr. Upadhyaya has served in the ... FAANS joins Stanley P. Fisher, M.D., who has served as medical co-director ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... Cosmetic Town, an ... and the cosmetic surgeries they perform on a daily basis. , The new ... surgery procedures they specialize in at their practices. , When asked about the ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Horizon Goodwill Industries, SourceAmerica and ... high school girls succeed in STEM programs as well as help Horizon Goodwill ... over 20 high school girls at their corporate headquarters on Tuesday, July 25, ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Peruvian ... awards to be awarded annually to and divided between two full-time university students ... awareness to Amazonian plant medicine. To apply for the scholarship, students are asked ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/24/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) announced ... operating results on Monday, August 7, 2017 after market ... p.m. ET. Shareholders ... of the conference call by dialing 877-201-0168 or 647-788-4901 ... 15 minutes prior to the call. A live webcast ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) today ... manufacturing network, the Company will be ceasing operations and ... Huntsville, Alabama . The closure of the facilities ... to 18 months. The Huntsville ... products and these restructuring actions are intended to better ...
(Date:7/19/2017)... July 19, 2017  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered with ... Military Family Assistance Fund (MFA) to bring 140 soldiers ... visit with their families one last time before being ... the travel and logistics needed for these soldiers. "Mako ... and their families. We just wish we could bring ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: