FanPost

OT: Baseball HOF and other random thoughts

Earlier today I thought about the best players who have played the majority of their career steroid era and which of those ballplayers i was 100% certain were steroid free.  

 

Junya. 

Frank Thomas

Greg Maddux

Derek Jeter.  

 

uhhhhhhhhhhh, i hit a brick wall. 

I almost went with Roberto Alomar but he had waaaaaaay too much personal baggage (spitting on umps, being sued by ex-girlfriend for exposing her to AIDS, etc) for me to be completely confident that he was above juicing. I also think that a great many of the pitchers in this era were on the junk also.  There aren't too many top notch pitchers from that era that I don't suspect at all, unfairly or not. 

So, in my calculation there are four guaranteed clean ballplayers that played the majority of their careers in the Roid Era.  My apologies to any seriously worthy HOF candidates that I have omitted.  But, this really ramps up the case for some former ballplayers who, so far, have not been elected to the HOF.  Ron Santo, first and foremost.  Tim Raines, second.  Bert Blyleven.  Dave Parker.  Vada Pinson.  Dick Allen. Alex Trammell.  Barry Larkin.  Lou Whitaker. Dale Murphy. And put Jim Kaat on my list also.   

 

What ballplayers did i miss?  Pedro?  I'm not completely sold on him...same with the Big Unit.  I definitely have suspicions of the Killer B's in Houston.  Hell, just a couple years ago I was quite certain ManRam and the Volkswagen were clean as a whistle.   

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Red Reporter

You must be a member of Red Reporter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Red Reporter. You should read them.

Join Red Reporter

You must be a member of Red Reporter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Red Reporter. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker