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November 2006

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) – History, Side-Effects, Use in Baseball

Human growth hormone (hGH) is a polypeptide hormone synthesized and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction in humans and other vertebrate animals. In the liver, hGH converts to insulin-like growth factor-1 promoting growth. Secretion levels are highest during puberty and decrease during adulthood and are directly related to aging.

Increlex (IGF-1) - The Next Generation of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The next or perhaps more accurately, the newest generation of performance-enhancing drugs in sport is insulin-like growth factor-1 or IGF-1. The first synthetic version of IGF-1 approved for sale in the United States was Increlex.

October 2006

The Evidence Against Roger Clemens

In light of the redacted names from the Jason Grimsley affidavit hitting the papers, Roger Clemens entire career has been called into question. Clemens now find himself in the middle of the controversy alongside Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco.

September 2006

Baseball's Steroid Era

A great reference for the steroid era. Research on admitted, implicated, and obvious steroid users. The site contains definitions of all the drugs and information on every player named in the scandal. - Baseball salaries database

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salaries for baseball and other sports

Baseball Musings

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baseball blog

Baseball's Steroid Era: The Correlation Between Steroids & Injuries in Baseball

Steroids were blamed for the increase in disabled list activitie in the 1990's. Then why were so many players using steroids to recover from injuries? The use of steroids is a balancing act, the idea being to push the muscles as far as they will go without having them break down, to become as strong as possible.

Baseball Almanac

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The best baseball history site.

Baseball Prospectus

The best baseball statistical site.

Pro Sports Daily: MLB Rumors

Rumors from local newspapers for each tean in Major League Baseball.

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