Big Names On Baseball Drug Investigation List

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Roger Clemens, Miguel Tejada and Andy Pettitte were named in the long-awaited Mitchell Report on Thursday, an All-Star roster linked to steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs that put a question mark -- if not an asterisk -- next to some of baseball's biggest moments.
Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield is also among the stars named.
Several former Tigers, including outfielders Rondell White, Mark Carreon and Nook Logan, were identified as being users of steroids or human growth hormone. The report didn't indicate whether they used the substances while with Detroit.
Barry Bonds, already under indictment on charges of lying to a federal grand jury about steroids, also showed up in baseball's most infamous lineup since the Black Sox scandal.
The report culminated a 20-month investigation by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig to examine the Steroids Era.
It was uncertain whether the report would result in any penalties or suspensions.
Several stars named in the report could pay the price in Cooperstown, much the way Mark McGwire was kept out of the Hall of Fame this year merely because of steroids suspicion.
"Former commissioner Fay Vincent told me that the problem of performance-enhancing substances may be the most serious challenge that baseball has faced since the 1919 Black Sox scandal," Mitchell said in the 409-page report.
"The illegal use of anabolic steroids and similar substances, in Vincent's view, is 'cheating of the worst sort.' He believes that it is imperative for Major League Baseball to 'capture the moral high ground' on the issue and, by words and deeds, make it clear that baseball will not tolerate the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs."
Eric Gagne and Paul Lo Duca were among other current players named in the report, both linked to Human Growth Hormone.
"We identify some of the players who were caught up in this drive to gain a competitive advantage," the report said. "Other investigations will no doubt turn up more names and fill in more details, but that is unlikely to significantly alter the description of baseball's `steroids era' as set forth in this report."

Mitchell List-All-Stars
Barry Bonds -- 14 ASG (7 NL MVPs)
Roger Clemens -- 11 ASG (7 Cy Youngs, 1986 AL MVP)
Gary Sheffield -- 9 ASG
Kevin Brown -- 6 ASG
Jose Canseco -- 6 ASG (1986 ROY, 1988 AL MVP)
Jason Giambi -- 5 ASG (2000 AL MVP)
Benito Santiago -- 5 ASG (1987 NL ROY)
Matt Williams -- 5 ASG
Troy Glaus -- 4 ASG
Chuck Knoblauch -- 4 ASG (1991 AL ROY)
Paul Lo Duca -- 4 ASG
Rafael Palmeiro -- 4 ASG
Miguel Tejada -- 4 ASG (2002 AL MVP)
Ken Caminiti -- 3 ASG (1996 NL MVP)
Lenny Dykstra -- 3 ASG
Eric Gagne -- 3 ASG (2003 NL Cy Young)
David Justice -- 3 ASG (1990 NL ROY)
Mo Vaughn -- 3 ASG (1995 AL MVP)
Todd Hundley -- 2 ASG
Denny Neagle -- 2 ASG
Andy Pettitte -- 2 ASG
Brian Roberts -- 2 ASG
Ricky Bones -- 1 ASG
Paul Byrd -- 1 ASG
Brendan Donnelly -- 1 ASG
Wally Joyner -- 1 ASG
Gary Matthews Jr. -- 1 ASG
Mike Stanton -- 1 ASG
Derrick Turnbow -- 1 ASG
Fernando Vina -- 1 ASG
Rondell White -- 1 ASG


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