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Forty-three-year-old Matt Stairs started playing in the major leagues in 1992. The pinch-hitting specialist is the sporting world's version of Kevin Bacon. From Shaquille O'Neal to Mario Lemeiux to Donovan McNabb, Stairs has connections all over the wide world of sports. [Captions: (Stairs: Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos), (O'Neal: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian), (Ruth: AP Photo/HO, National Baseball Library), (Chamberlain: AP Photo/Paul Vathis, file), (Lemieux: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar), (McNabb: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)]

Forty-three-year-old Matt Stairs started playing in the major leagues in 1992. The pinch-hitting specialist is the sporting world's version of Kevin Bacon. From Shaquille O'Neal to Mario Lemeiux to Donovan McNabb, Stairs has connections all over the wide world of sports. [Captions: (Stairs: Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos), (O'Neal: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian), (Ruth: AP Photo/HO, National Baseball Library), (Chamberlain: AP Photo/Paul Vathis, file), (Lemieux: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar), (McNabb: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)]

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