(CBS) Sports Illustrated asked 215 MLB players to vote on the league’s meanest player and the winner is…
White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski.READ MORE: Masks To Be Required Again At All Illinois Secretary Of State's Facilities Starting Monday
This really shouldn’t come as much surprise as Pierzynski has butted heads with opponents — and even teammates — throughout his baseball career. He also happens to play the game harder than most players in the league and his efforts sometimes comes off as “dirty”.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Overnight Storm Threat
Also in the top five of baseball’s meanest players is soon to be ex-Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano who comes in at No. 4 on the list.MORE NEWS: 4 People Injured In Crash At 79th Street, Stony Island Avenue, South Chicago Avenue
Joining Pierzynski and Zambrano on the dubious list is Chase Utley at No. 2, Milton Bradley at No. 3, Vicente Padilla at No. 5, Alex Rodriguez at No. 6, Chris Carpenter at No. 7, Albert Pujols at No. 8, Nyjer Morgan at No. 9, Kevin Youkilis at No. 10, Josh Beckett at No. 11, Kyle Farnsworth at No. 12, Prince Fielder at No. 13, Jason Kendell at No. 14 and Mark Teixeira at No. 15.