The guy can flat out hit. There’s no denying it.
20 MLB seasons, 569 home runs, 1,835 RBI, 3,020 hits and a .288 batting average all says Hall of Fame. Unfortunately the fingerpoint and vehemently denying his use of performance enhancers has forever tarnished his legacy.
Whether he knowingly or unknowingly took steroids or it was that allegedly tainted B-12 injection from teammate Miguel Tejada, anything he ever did in the game is regarded as irrelevant. Once Palmeiro returned from the 10-game suspension, the Orioles told him to stay home. That was that. His career was over and there was nothing he