Robinson says wipe out Palmeiro's records

Aug. 24, 2005 at 5:08 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Washington Manager Frank Robinson says all records set by Baltimore first baseman Rafael Palmeiro should be wiped out because of his steroid suspension.

"I would (wipe out his records). He was found to have used steroids, and he served a 10-day suspension," Robinson told MLB.com. "I was surprised and taken aback that he was using steroids because I never thought about him being a person that might be a steroids user. I always admired him for the way he went about his work, the way he performed on the field and the way he conducted himself off the field."

Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days on Aug. 1, shortly after he recorded his 3,000th career hit, becoming just the fourth player in history with 3,000 hits and at least 500 home runs.

In his own playing career, Robinson, a former Oriole, hit 586 home runs, good for sixth all-time, and is a member of the Hall of Fame.

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