America's Pastime Facing a Steroid Scandal

Twenty professional baseball players face suspension;what it means to the fans who look up to them.
3:00 | 06/05/13

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And now we turn next to report that baseball is on the verge of the biggest drug crackdown in its history. Our sister network ESPN broke this story and ABC's Byron Pitts tells us. Just how big this could be. It's happening again some of the biggest names in baseball involved in scandal including Alex Rodriguez the New York Yankee. Cindy Ryan -- of the Milwaukee Brewers. Kind of look up that your -- and find out that -- Keating's. Reuters ESPN's. Outside the lines reporting exclusively that Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend all involved for up to a hundred games. As many as thirty top players. For allegedly using performance enhancing drugs and lying about it this is the biggest drug case in baseball since Balco and maybe the biggest drug case in the history of baseball. Given the number of players involved today fellow players voiced frustration we have put. -- -- and became a leading advocate for cleaning up baseball after his son began abusing steroids and died. -- and reached out to Rodriguez after he admitted to using steroids in 2009. We've been in front of children across the US. Talking about performance enhancing drugs in. I'm terrified. If it turns out he is really on that list from ballparks across the country today -- sense of the trail. From those -- buy the tickets. And love the game. I still love deeply embedded in an unimportant because we're trying to -- a child could be checked every athlete. As bad as it is expectations are it will get worse as more players are swept up. Byron Pitts ABC news New York.

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