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Important Articles, Affidavits, Court Documents, Books

Reccomended reading for Baseball's Steroid Era. This collection of articles, affidavits, memorandums, declarations, indictments, reports, and books should teach you near everything there is to know about the era.

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The Mitchell Report

Articles (13)

Court Documents - Affidavits, Indictments etc. (7)

Transcripts (4)

Books (3)

  • Game of Shadows
    By Lance Williams & Mark Fainaru-Wada - Gotham Books - March 23, 2006
    The two San Fransisco Chronicle reporters privy to the BALCO transcripts and court documents published a book outlining the entire BALCO scandal. In it they described the laboratory's supply of 'undetecable designer' steroids (including The Cream and The Clear) to track and field athletes, football players and baseball players. Famous athletes such as Marion Jones, Tim Montgommery, Bill Romanowski, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield and Jason Giambi had intimate details of their steroid use published. The reporters are now facing jail time for failing to reveal the source of the BALCO documents.
  • Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits and How Baseball Got Big
    By Jose Canseco - Harper Collins - Feb. 1, 2005
    Ken Caminiti had already admitted his steroid use to Sports Illustrated, but it was Canseco's book that opened the flood gates. Canseco claimed to have educated and personally injected many players including Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez and Mark McGwire. Canseco described himself as a steroid guru, unabashedly championing steroid use as means to greater production as well as the fountain of youth. It was his book that ultimately led to the congressional hearings.
  • Juicing the Game
    By Howard Bryant - Plume Books - July 7, 2005
    Bryant's book is about vastly more than just steroids. It is a pervasive critique of how the sport has changed over the past decade. After baseball was derailed by a bitter strike in 1994, team owners searched for ways to bring fans back into the stadiums. The incredible increase in home runs over the next few seasons offered such a motivation, and Bryant accuses managers and owners of actively ignoring the open secret of steroid use to keep sluggers like McGwire and Canseco in action. Bud Selig, who had the "moral authority" to invoke a stiffer steroids policy waited until he was forced into action by the US government. Bryant also considers how the rules were applied differently to favor hitters over pitchers, and details the intense battle between umpires and league administrators over attempts to reform the shrinking strike zone.
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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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