While baseball is known as America’s pastime, the sport is no stranger to controversy.

Facing on-and-off-field scandals since before the dinosaurs walked the earth, Major League Baseball continues to battle its tarnished reputation.

In a sport that requires class and natural skill, rather technique, many players have tried to cheat the system.

From the most prolific home-run hitters in history using steroids during their primes to players purposely losing games to win bets, baseball has faced arguably the most controversy of any professional sport.

While baseball enters a new era with dominant pitching and egotistical millionaires, it is on the way to cleaning itself up.

But let’s look back at the craziest scandals and stories in MLB history.


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