Michele Orecklin

Baseball--or at least betting on baseball--has been very good to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani [1]. This year he won a cowboy hat and 10 lbs. of barbecue from the mayor of Arlington, Texas; 10 lbs. of sausage and tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among other items, from the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio; and fish tacos, software and a surfboard from the mayor of San Diego. Here's a compendium of wagers that leaders have made over the years:

--Bulls vs. Jazz, 1998 NBA Finals: Chicago Mayor Daley put up Eli's cheesecake, Robinson's ribs and Billy Goat's...

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