by Ryan Wilson
It's not typically the case that professional athletes successfully parlay a second career as a sitcom star into a mantle full of People's Choice Awards. That doesn't mean former ballplayers can't eke out a living on the small screen, however. And while critical acclaim is nice, it's all about the work, right?
For example, who could dismiss Alex Karras' rousing performance as George Papadapolis in "Webster"? Then there was Fred Dryer as "Hunter", not to mention "Bob Uecker in "Mr. Belvedere." Forgettable or ironically hip? It's a fine line.