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Timeline of Baseball's Steroid Era

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Steroid Era Timeline
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988  November 18, 1988

This law amended the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and created criminal penalties for persons who "distribute or possess anabolic steroids with the intent to distribute for any use in humans other than the treatment of disease...

1990 Anabolic Steroids Control Act  October 5, 1990

Believing that the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 legislation was insufficient, Congress quickly replaced it with the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990...

Commissioner Fay Vincent Issues Memo Regarding Steroids  June 7, 1991

After the U.S. Congress raises penalties for steroid possession, Commissioner Fay Vincent sends a memo to each team indicating that steroids would be added to Major League Baseball's banned list. The memo stated: "The possession...

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Steroid Era Quotes

"Can you get my son [on camera) too, just not on me? So you guys can show the pain you're causing my whole family." Barry Bonds - MLB.com, Mar. 23, 2004

"Guys that work their butts off and they're hitting home runs, now it's because they're on steroids. Even injuries, a guy gets hurt, 'Oh, he's on steroids.' It's a little sickening to me." Jason Giambi - ESPN, Jul. 8, 2002

"I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never." Rafael Palmeiro - Congressional Hearing, Mar. 17, 2005

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The List
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Mitchell Report - 47
Admitted - 16
Implicated By Others - 34
MLB Suspensions - 27
Other - 4
Suspended for non-analytical evidence that player violated MLB drug policy.


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