According to the book Game of Shadows, New York Yankees OF Gary Sheffield knowingly took steriods. The same book alleges that San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds also took steriods to enhance his performance. Sheffield's HR output did improve after the 1998 season; however, after the 1998 season Sheffield remained healthy. From 1989-1997, Sheffield hit 176 HRs. After the alleged steriod abuse, Sheffield hit 269 HRs.
Pre-Steroid Allegation Stats (1989-1997)
<stats> Player=Gary Sheffield Type=Batting Years=1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997 Columns=YEAR,G,AVG,HR,RBI,SLG,OBP Extras=Totals </stats>
Post-Steroid Allegation Stats (1998-2005)
<stats> Player=Gary Sheffield Type=Batting Years=1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005 Columns=YEAR,G,AVG,HR,RBI,SLG,OBP Extras=Totals </stats>
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