Kevin Draper at Deadspin is passing along a story — and that’s not me editorializing; he’s admitting that it’s unconfirmed gossip at the moment — about a major league player paying a teammate $2.5 million to take the fall for him on a drug test. The story came via a tip from someone who, apparently, had a conversation about the drug test scam with a college baseball player who knew the players allegedly involved in the scam. Here is how the conversation was recounted: College Baseball Player: [MLB player’s star teammate] paid him to take his blood test. $2.5 million dollars. Bar Patron: How does that even work? College Baseball Player: [MLB player] and [MLB player’s star teammate] were getting
The steroid era in Major League Baseball brought shame upon the game, but it also placed several names near or at the top of the all-time home run lists. Here are the 10 best home run hitters prior to the steroid era. 10. Willie McCovey played first base for the San Francisco Giants during the ’60s and ’70s, before moving on to the San Diego Padres, then the Oakland Athletics, and then finishing out his career back with the Giants.
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