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MLB players with doctorates in doctoring balls

For the past 15 years cheating in baseball has come to mean players using performance-enhancing drugs. In a refreshing change, two scandals of the old-school variety popped up in recent weeks. First, Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz denied accusations by former pitcher and Blue Jays commentator Jack Morris that he was doctoring baseballs with a substance on his forearm. Then an auction house claimed it had a corked bat that had been used by Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle. A look at cheating the way it used to be:

Players suspended for doctoring bats (since 1974)

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