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By Michael O'Keeffe

ISBN-10: 0307271803

ISBN-13: 9780307271808

It used to be an epic downfall. In twenty-four seasons pitcher Roger Clemens prepare one of many maximum careers baseball has ever visible. Seven Cy younger Awards, international sequence championships, and 354 victories made him a lock for the corridor of reputation. yet on December thirteen, 2007, the Mitchell file laid waste to all that. Accusations that Clemens trusted steroids and human development hormone supplied and administered by way of his former coach, Brian McNamee, have positioned Clemens within the crosshairs of a Justice division investigation.

Why did this occur? How did it ensue? Who made the selections that altered a few lives and ruined others? How did a devastating tradition of gear, lies, intercourse, and dishonest fester and develop all through significant League Baseball's clubhouses? The solutions are in those impressive pages.

American Icon: the autumn of Roger Clemens and the increase of Steroids in America’s Pastime is ready even more than the downfall of a big name. whereas the interesting portrait of Clemens is definitely on the middle of the motion, the publication takes us open air the white traces and contained in the lives and dealings of activities executives, running shoes, congressmen, legal professionals, drug purchasers, groupies, a porn celebrity, or even a murderer—all of whom have ties to this saga. 4 significant investigative reporters have spent years uncovering the reality, and on the center in their research is a behind-the-scenes portrait of the maneuvering and methods within the felony warfare among Clemens and his accuser, McNamee.

This compelling tale is the most powerful exam but of the increase of unlawful medicines in America’s favourite activity, the gym-rat tradition in Texas that has performed such a massive function in spreading these medications, and how Congress has handled the total factor. Andy Pettitte, Jose Canseco, Alex Rodriguez, and Chuck Knoblauch are only many of the different avid gamers whose relocating and occasionally aggravating tales are illuminated the following to boot. the hot York Daily News activities Investigative staff has written the definitive publication on corruption and the steroids period in significant League Baseball. In doing so, they've got controlled to dig underneath the disillusion and unhappiness to offer us a stirring examine heroes who all too usually stay unheroic shadow lives.

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