Controversy follows Rafael Palmeiro

Slugger finished with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs, but steroids stain his career

Originally Published: December 28, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Chris Webber, then still an NBA player, took batting practice in an indoor cage with the Baltimore Orioles in the mid-1990s. Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson was asked how Webber looked at the plate. Anderson asked, "Who are you comparing him to, someone who hasn't played, or Raffy?''

Raffy is Rafael Palmeiro. And, at least to Brady Anderson, a very good hitter who now teaches hitting, when comparing the competence of a hitter, one of the ceilings was Rafael Palmeiro. So, if it's possible, ...

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