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Steroids skew baseball stats into a leap of faith

Updated: September 2, 2005, 3:48 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Not to get too "Field of Dreams" mushy on you, but the one thing I've always loved about baseball is that the numbers were more dependable than green on Wrigley ivy. It is a game built on the integrity of its statistics, and those statistics connect baseball eras and generations like the Bay Bridge connects San Francisco with Oakland.

Or so I thought.

But now, thanks to Rafael Palmeiro, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Sammy Sosa -- and anyone else whose home run ...

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