Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
Larkin named to baseball Hall of Fame

Larkin named to baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Shortstop Barry Larkin, who played his 19-year major league career with Cincinnati, has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday.
Twins sign Thome to one-year deal

Twins sign Thome to one-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins announced Friday they have signed 40-year-old designated hitter Jim Thome to a one-year contract.
Palmeiro again claims no steroid use

Palmeiro again claims no steroid use

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, whose name is on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, insisted Wednesday he never took banned steroids.

Rodriguez ready for increased scrutiny

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez says he knows he faces increased scrutiny as he gets close to breaking baseball's all-time home run total.
Tejada could face federal investigation

Tejada could face federal investigation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Congressional officials asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether 2002 American League MVP Miguel Tejada lied to Congress at a steroid hearing.

Canseco called steroid user in affidavit

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An affidavit from former Arizona pitcher Jason Grimsley unsealed Thursday named Jose Canseco, among others, as having taken steroids.

MLB: Houston 7, Cincinnati 6

CINCINNATI, May 8 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday to give Houston the lead and the Astros went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-6.

Report: Sosa, Palmeiro under scrutiny

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Investigators are seeking medical records of Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro in the probe of steroid use in Major League Baseball, The New York Times reported.

MLB: Colorado 6, Cincinnati 5 (11)

CINCINNATI, May 4 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki singled home Willy Taveras with two outs in the 11th inning Friday night, giving the Colorado Rockies a 6-5 victory over Cincinnati.

Report: Baseball to investigates steroids

BRISTOL, Conn., March 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senate majority leader George Mitchell will head a probe of the alleged steroid use by several baseball players.

Palmeiro won't face perjury charges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro will not face perjury charges for testifying to Congress that he never took steroids. The House Government Reform Committee announced Thursday Palmeiro would not be charged with lying in his sworn testimony in Mar

Matt Lawton suspended by baseball

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- New York Yankees outfielder Matt Lawton has been suspended for 10 days for violating baseball's substance abuse policy. The commissioner's office made the announcement Wednesday.

Baseball's free agent list swells

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Baseball's list of players filing for free agency added 54 more names Friday, including Rafael Palmeiro and Kenny Rogers.

Palmeiro will not play again this season

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles Friday decided the 2005 season is over for veteran first baseman Rafael Palmeiro.
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Rafael Palmeiro
The Baltimore Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro bows his head after getting his 3,000th hit at Safeco Field in Seattle on July 15, 2005. Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days after testing positive for steroids, Major League Baseball said on Aug. 1, 2005. Palmeiro testified under oath at a congressional hearing in March that he had never used steroids. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1985. He played for 20 years for the Cubs (1986–1988), Texas Rangers (1989–1993, 1999–2003), and the Baltimore Orioles (1994–1998, 2004–2005). He was named to the MLB All-Star Team four times, and won the Gold Glove three times. He is a member of the exclusive 500 home run club and the 3,000 hit club and is only the fourth player in history to be a member of both.

Days after recording his 3,000th hit, Palmeiro was suspended for testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

Palmeiro was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from Miami Jackson High School. He played college baseball at Mississippi State University. Although he was drafted by the New York Mets in the 8th round of the 1982 draft, he did not sign. On June 11, 1985, Palmeiro signed with the Chicago Cubs as the 22nd pick in the 1st round of the 1985 draft.

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