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Team ChemistryThe History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball$
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Nathan Michael Corzine

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039799

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.001.0001

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This Is Not Just a Test

This Is Not Just a Test

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(p.110) 5 This Is Not Just a Test
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Team Chemistry
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Nathan Michael Corzine

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0006

This chapter examines Major League Baseball's (MLB) drug testing policy under Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, the man who inherited Bowie Kuhn's responsibilities and with them baseball's drug problems. Under Ueberroth's guidance, the league appeared to enjoy a remarkable renaissance. Nevertheless, there was something illusory about the success of Ueberroth's tenure: he struck out on the issue of drugs. This chapter considers Ueberroth's mandatory drug testing policy as part of his campaign to eliminate drugs from baseball in the wake of the Pittsburgh drug trial. It also discusses the league's joint drug policy with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), along with the dispute between the union and team owners over the issue of drug testing. The test case for the MLBPA's position would stem from the proliferation of contract clauses requiring voluntary drug testing.

Keywords:   drug testing, Major League Baseball, Peter Ueberroth, mandatory drug testing, Pittsburgh drug trial, joint drug policy, Major League Baseball Players Association, contract clauses, voluntary drug testing

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