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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

How great Aaron, Mays and Robinson really were...

Who better than Peter Gammons on ESPN.com to put some historical perspective on the steroid issue, and remind us "just how great Henry Aaron, Willie Mays and Frank Robinson really were." If we are giving out asterisks, then these guys get two or three, for as Peter puts it, "All three had to fight through segregation, hatred and double standards to get to the major leagues. They played in an era when pitching so dominated the sport that they lowered the mound by five inches..."

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2002123