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5:55 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Major League Baseball Enacts Anti-Doping Policies

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 8:35 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Major League Baseball has enacted new anti-doping policies that are being described as unprecedented in American professional sports. Yesterday, Major League Baseball and its Players Union said that starting next year they will be fighting the use of human growth hormone and testosterone - two allegedly popular banned substances.

NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman has been covering this story. Tom, good morning.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Steve.

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Sports
3:28 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Baseball Will Test For Human Growth Hormone During Season

Major League baseball will begin random regular-season blood tests for human growth hormone, seen here in an injector pen holding about one week's worth of HGH doses at the clinic of Dr. Mark Molitch of Northwestern University.
M. Spencer Green AP

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 6:47 am

Major League Baseball will expand its effort to fight performance enhancing drugs to include random blood tests for human growth hormone and other substances during the regular season, under the terms of an agreement with the players union that was first reported by

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience at the Poughkeepsie Public Library

The exhibit Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience opens tomorrow at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.

This nationally touring exhibition, which chronicles the remarkable history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, opens today in Library’s Rotunda area.

An accompanying program series features lectures that relate the history of pre-integration baseball and the days leading to Jackie Robinson’s efforts to break the color barrier in America’s national pastime.

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The Roundtable
9:51 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Daniel Levitt on the upstart Major League that counted

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Daniel Levitt, author of The Battle That Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and its Legacy.

The Roundtable
11:41 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Baseball's crazy train rolls on in Ozzie's School of Management

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Morrissey, author of Ozzie’s School of Management: Lessons From the Dugout, The Clubhouse, And the Doghouse.

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Kernan: Yankees might not be Girardi's dream job

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with New York Post columnist Kevin Kernan, author of Girardi: Passion in Pinstripes.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Baseball : 6/19/12

We're talking baseball on this edition of Vox Pop. WAMC's Ray Graf joins WAMC's Alan Chartock to talk standings, stats, steroids and R.A. Dickey.

The Roundtable
9:45 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Joe Castiglione

We welcome radio announcer for the Boston Red Sox, Joe Catiglione.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. Hamish Kerr : 4/30/12

Joining us on this edition of Medical Monday is Dr. Hamish Kerr. Trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Kerr specializes in sports medicine and exercise physiology for children, teens and adults. Originally from Scotland, he is an expert in the management of sports injuries, especially concussions. He is certified to use ImPACT, a research-based neuropsychological testing program that helps clinicians evaluate sports-related head injuries and is a standard tool for professional and college athletic teams across the country. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Sports
6:34 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Clemens Perjury Trial Resumes after Five-Day Break

The Roger Clemens perjury trial is resuming after a five-day break. The prosecution's first witness, congressional staffer Phil Barnett, will return to the stand Monday after beginning his testimony last Tuesday.

Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress when, at a hearing and deposition that preceded it, he denied taking steroids or human growth hormone.

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