Sure was a crazy time when SS and 2Bmen were hitting 50+ and 40+ respectively. Who would have thought that those guys would be leading their team (if not the league) in HRs? I know Hornsby hit a ton for a while in the '20s, but that era has it's own thread discussing that insanity. I used to think Rico Petrocelli was really something for his 40 HR as a SS, but then A-Rod started hitting 50+ a year. Kinda drowns out what Vern Stephens, Rico, and Cal Ripken had done previously.
Originally Posted by StanTheMan
"[Cocaine] certainly hurt my performance. I struck out a lot more; my vision was lessened." Tim Raines
"Those overpaid, overrated, pampered, overlionized, spoiled brats who have corrupted a great game should be thrown out of baseball." Joseph DiGenova, US attorney
"Here were highly paid baseball players admitting that their primary concern at times when they came to the ballpark was not to win a game, but to hide that they were high on drugs." The Associated Press, 8 September 1985