9780147516268

Blood Sport A-Rod and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era

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  • ISBN13:

    9780147516268

  • ISBN10:

    0147516269

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-04-07
  • Publisher: Plume
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Summary

“Blood Sport is riveting . . . a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel.” —The Washington Post

The effects of the Biogenesis case—the biggest drug scandal in the history of American sports—are still being felt today. Fifteen Major League Baseball players were suspended, including Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez, who returns to the field in 2015, after his record season-long steroids ban. Ten men were indicted in federal court. And a new MLB commissioner was elected based on his role leading the response to the case. Now, Tim Elfrink—who broke that first story in the Miami New Times—joins forces with Pulitzer Prize finalist investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts to tell the shocking full story behind the headlines. Blood Sport blows the lid off the most expensive scandal in the history of the game, and now includes a brand new epilogue revealing the stunning aftermath of the scandal and its effects for years to come.

Author Biography

TIM ELFRINK is the managing editor of the Miami New Times. He lives in Miami.

GUS GARCIA-ROBERTS is an award-winning investigative reporter for Newsday. He lives in Brooklyn.

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