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Cesar Puello

MLB doping timeline

MLB doping timeline

(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones:


Aug 22 - A jar of androstenedione is discovered in the locker of St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, who admits he uses the steroids precursor. McGwire goes on to hit a then Major League record 70 homers. Performance-enhancing drugs were not illegal in baseball at that time.


April - MLB implements its first random drug-testing program in the minor leagues.


Aug 30 - Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program unveiled. Policy calls for "Survey Testing" in 2003 to gauge the use of steroids among players. No one will be...