Charlie Sheen and Sports
One of Hollywood's most controversial figures, Charlie Sheen, returns to television on Monday as the subject of a Comedy Central Roast. The special will air an hour after his former show, Two and a Half Men , begins its first season without him. Sheen is no stranger to the world of sports. Here is a look at the actor's connection to sports, beginning with his scene-stealing performance as Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in 1988's Major League .
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Charlie Sheen, who's 5-10, meet at the pitcher's mound during the 1991 Hollywood All-Stars baseball game.
Sheen poses for a photo before participating in the Hollywood All-Stars baseball game.
Sheen appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Feb. 28 and declared himself drug free and "super-bitchin." In this 1995 photo, the duo prepare for a ski trip.
Sheen played Happy Felsch in the 1988 movie Eight Men Out about baseball's famous 1919 Black Sox scandal.
Sheen shows off his extensive memorabilia collection at the All-Star Cafe in Times Square. The actor owned everything from the ball Mookie Wilson grounded between Bill Buckner's legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series to a used Mike Tyson mouthpiece, but has since sold most of it.
Sheen greets Shaquille O'Neal at the 1991 opening of the All-Star Cafe in Times Square.
Sheen, a fixture on the celebrity sports circuit of the late '80s, gets ready for the annual Police-Celebrity Basketball Game.
Sheen arrives at the 1988 Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament showing his love for the Lakers.
Sheen cheers on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers at their home opener at the Staples Center in October 2007.
Sheen at a Dodgers-Reds game with Pete Rose in August 2006.