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Sergio Escalona

MLB doping timeline

MLB doping timeline

(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones: 1998 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. 2001 April - MLB implements its first random drug-testing program in the minor leagues. 2002 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 punished. 2003 Feb 17 - Steve Bechler, a...