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  Rafael Palmeiro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player, with a career spanning almost 20 years.
Palmeiro's home run hitting stride didn't really appear until the age of 30, when he began a streak of hitting 30-plus home runs and batting in 100-plus runs for nine seasons in a row (1995-2003).
Palmeiro was among the league leaders in batting average, doubles, and slugging percentage from 1988 to 1993, before he turned thirty years of age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rafael_Palmeiro   (842 words)

 Rafael Palmeiro - Baltimore Orioles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 2001, Rafael was just as productive, hitting 47 home runs (third in the AL) and was fourth in the AL with 80 extra base hits, fourth with 338 total bases and fifth with 101 walks.
Rafael is in rare company as far as players who have hit at least 38 home runs for seven straight seasons -- Babe Ruth is the only other player to accomplish the feat.
Rafael is in his second stint with the Rangers; he played with Texas from 1989-93.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - Rangers' Palmeiro hits 500th career homer
Palmeiro was mobbed by his teammates at home plate, and as the crowd chanted "Raffy!'' he came out of the dugout for a curtain call.
Sosa was born in the Dominican Republic, and Palmeiro was born in Cuba.
Palmeiro is the only player to hit at hit at least 38 homers in eight straight seasons -- a streak he is trying to extend this season.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0511/1552220.html   (1025 words)

 Palmeiro flunks steroid test - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Baseball - Sports
Palmeiro did not dispute testing positive for steroids, and an arbitration panel was not persuaded to clear him based on his assertion that he used a banned substance unintentionally.
Palmeiro provided one of the most dramatic moments at the hearing when he pointed at the committee and uttered his impassioned denial of steroid use.
Palmeiro was a key ally in our efforts to rid sports of performance-enhancing drugs," said Robert White, the spokesman for Representative Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican who chairs the House committee.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/08/02/palmeiro_flunks_steroid_test   (1074 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Orioles' Palmeiro suspended 10 days for violating steroids policy
Palmeiro said the arbitrator "did not find that I used a banned substance intentionally – in fact, he said he found my testimony to be compelling," but still ruled that he needed to serve the suspension.
Palmeiro was so emphatic in his denial of steroid use that he pointed his index finger at the panel, and expressed indignation over accusations made by former slugger Jose Canseco, who cited Palmeiro as a steroid user in his tell-all book.
Palmeiro seemed contrite on the conference call, saying he hoped there was something to be gained from his suspension by educating players to be more careful about what they put in their bodies.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20050801-1108-bba-drugs-palmeiro.html   (733 words)

 Rafael Palmeiro - BR Bullpen
Rafael Palmeiro broke in with the Chicago Cubs at the age of 21 in 1986, at a time when the best-known players on the team were Ryne Sandberg, Ron Cey and Rick Sutcliffe.
Palmeiro was not much of a home run hitter in his first five years in the majors, but hit over 20 home runs for the first time in his sixth year at age 26.
Palmeiro moved to Baltimore for five seasons, hitting at least 38 home runs in each of the last four of those seasons.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Rafael_Palmeiro   (524 words)

 Rafael Palmeiro: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, EHandler: no quick summary.
Palmeiro holds the distinction of playing in the most Major League Baseball games (2721 as of 2004) without ever reaching the World Series.
Palmeiro is an anomaly in his sport because he did not hit his stride until after the age of 30, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ra/rafael_palmeiro.htm   (931 words)

 Rafael Palmeiro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player, currently playing for the Baltimore Orioles.
A four-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner at first base, Palmeiro became the 19th player (and the second Hispanic, after Sammy Sosa) to reach the 500-home run plateau on May 12, 2003.
Palmeiro is an anomaly in his sport because he did not hit his stride until after the age of 30, when he began a streak of hitting 30-plus home runs and batting in 100-plus runs nine seasons in a row (1995-2003).
www.starkville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rafael_Palmeiro   (325 words)

 Baltimore Orioles, Miguel Tejada, Rafael Palmeiro, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
Palmeiro issued his first detailed public comments on the case Wednesday, including a possible explanation for why he might have failed the steroid test: a tainted vial of liquid B-12 given to him by a teammate.
Palmeiro said his wife, Lynn, injected him with the B-12, explaining she knew how to use a syringe because she gave the family dogs allergy shots.
Palmeiro, 41, had just two hits in 26 at-bats after returning from his suspension and was booed by spectators at Baltimore and on the road.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9035096   (1000 words)

 Outside Pitch Cover Story: Rafael Palmeiro
Palmeiro agrees, calling the background "brutal" to hit against when a tall lefty is on the mound.
Rafael Palmeiro seems to have been born to hit a baseball.
Palmeiro talks with other Orioles left-handed hitters to assess a pitcher, to learn how he might be throwing on a particular day.
www.outsidepitch.com /cover/9810palmeiro.html   (1782 words)

 Steve Sailer: iSteve.com Blog Archives: Rafael Palmeiro nailed for steroid use
Rafael Palmeiro, the Baltimore Orioles slugger who at a Congressional hearing in March vehemently denied using steroids, was suspended for 10 days today for violating major league baseball's steroids policy.
You may recall that Rafael Palmeiro came up with the Chicago Cubs in 1986, but was traded to Texas after 1988 when rookie Mark Grace emerged as the Cub's first baseman of the future.
Palmeiro, however, turned into a modern-style monster in Texas, hitting 47 homers in two separate seasons, and now has 551 for his career, 30 more than Ted Williams and 226 more than Joe DiMaggio, all without anybody ever thinking Palmeiro was a great player.
isteve.blogspot.com /2005/08/rafael-palmeiro-nailed-for-steroid-use.html   (432 words)

 O's counting on Raffy redux - The Washington Times: Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For now, though, Palmeiro returns to Camden Yards after five years with the Texas Rangers as an active player with, at 39, something still left to contribute — and with a chance to add to his legacy as an Oriole.
Palmeiro could have produced all those runs while wearing an Orioles uniform if owner Peter Angelos had not made a disastrous mistake by not extending Palmeiro's contract before it expired in 1998.
Palmeiro also reached the playoffs with the Rangers, but the experience never was quite as electric at the Ballpark in Arlington as it was at Camden Yards.
www.washtimes.com /sports/20040401-115524-4558r.htm   (813 words)

 AOL News - Palmeiro Suspended 10 Days for Steroid Policy Violation
Palmeiro, who is currently in 9th place on the all-time home runs list with 569, wouldn't predict whether his chances of being elected to the Hall of Fame were damaged.
The arbitration panel headed by Das, in a statement released by the union, said Palmeiro could not prove the positive test "was not due to his fault or negligence." It also concluded, however, that Palmeiro's testimony was "quite compelling," and it did not find reason to believe he was lying.
Palmeiro sounded contrite on the conference call, saying he hoped there was something to be gained from his suspension by educating players to be more careful about what they put in their bodies.
aolsvc.news.aol.com /sports/article.adp?id=20050801123409990010   (1432 words)

 ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - Rangers' Palmeiro set to pitch Viagra
Palmeiro, the 37-year-old Texas Rangers first baseman/designated hitter, is close to finalizing an endorsement deal that will make him the first active athlete among the four major sports to serve as a spokesman for the drug that helps correct erectile dysfunction in men.
Palmeiro reportedly is scheduled to appear in advertising for the drug, which will begin a three-year sponsorship deal with Major League Baseball this season.
Palmeiro's endorsement could make for easy fodder on late-night talk shows, as it did when Dole began pitching the product.
espn.go.com /sportsbusiness/s/2002/0220/1337377.html   (495 words)

 USATODAY.com - Palmeiro suspended for steroids policy violation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rafael Palmeiro is one of four players to amass 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs.
Palmeiro, whose 569 career home runs and 3,018 hits make him a leading candidate for the Hall of Fame five years after he retires, filed a grievance when he learned of the suspension.
Palmeiro, who passed 3,000 hits this season, is the seventh major leaguer suspended under baseball's new drug program that became effective in March.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/orioles/2005-08-01-palmeiro-suspension_x.htm?s=usa   (1211 words)

 Rafael Palmeiro Is a Liar. But He's Not a Cheater.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Tragedy That Is T.O. Rafael Palmeiro Is a Liar.
Palmeiro's arrogance and stupidity are absolutely stunning; it takes a very special human being to lie about steroid use under oath only to test positive a few months later.
Palmeiro's appearance was a hit at the time with the sports media who, in all their wisdom, complimented him for answering every question in a forthright, confident manner, unlike McGwire and Sosa.
www.thesimon.com /magazine/articles/fan_interference/0920_rafael_palmeiro_liar_but_cheater.html   (1989 words)

 Rafael Palmeiro | BaseballLibrary.com
Only after Palmeiro slugged his 400th home run on September 23, 2000 was his name truly bandied about as a future of Hall-of-Famer.
As the once-mighty Orioles began to erode, Palmeiro returned to the Rangers as a free agent in December 1998, switching teams with his fading rival Clark.
Palmeiro is 3—for—4 as his Orioles win, 4—1 over the Angels, and improve their record since the All—Star break to 9—0.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/P/Palmeiro_Rafael.stm   (2068 words)

 TheBostonChannel.com - Sports - Slugger Rafael Palmeiro Won't Face Perjury Charges
Palmeiro played sparingly after coming back from his suspension, but was a constant distraction for the Orioles and the team told him to stay home for the final few days of the season.
Palmeiro's lawyers said there was no evidence he used steroids prior to his testimony before Congress in March, and that he had undisclosed drug tests in 2003 and '04, and those came back negative for steroids both times.
Palmeiro was informed he failed his test on May 19 and a second test, taken May 27, was negative for steroids.
www.thebostonchannel.com /sports/5293687/detail.html?rss=bos&psp=sports   (886 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hoping to retire as Oriole, Palmeiro signs one-year deal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But Palmeiro enjoyed playing in Baltimore, where he spent five seasons during the 1990s, and decided it would be better to come back to a comfortable environment than to become a free agent.
Palmeiro ranks 10th on the career list with 551 homers and is just 78 hits short of 3,000, a milestone he should easily reach in 2005.
Palmeiro once carried the Orioles with his bat, yet he struggled for much of this season before getting hot in September.
usatoday.com /sports/baseball/al/orioles/2004-10-27-palmeiro_x.htm?...   (639 words)

 CBC Sports: Palmeiro to give drug test info to Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Palmeiro, the seventh and most established player suspended under the new policy, will be eligible to return Aug. 11 against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
In the book, Canseco stated he injected Palmeiro with steroids when the two were teammates with the Texas Rangers in 1992.
Palmeiro proclaimed his innocence in March at the U.S. congressional hearings on steroid use in baseball.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2005/08/03/Sports/palmeiro050803.html   (442 words)

 Baltimore Orioles News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Palmeiro is in the midst of a career-worst season, hitting just.244 with 13 homers and 56 RBIs.
Palmeiro has played in 101 of the team's 102 games and he said the number that triggers the option is near 140 games.
Palmeiro, who is 11th on the all-time home run list with 541, is making $4.5 million this season.
baltimore.orioles.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/bal/news/bal_news.jsp?ymd=20040801&content_id=816350&vkey=news_bal&fext=.jsp   (910 words)

 Baltimore Orioles : News : Rafael Palmeiro: 3,000 Hits and 500 Home Runs
Rafael Palmeiro watches the flight of his 3,000th career hit.
Rafael Palmeiro collected his 3,000th hit on Friday night, putting him in lofty company as the fourth player to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.
Palmeiro's milestone hit was an RBI double coming off Seattle's Joel Pineiro with one out in the fifth inning.
baltimore.orioles.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/palmeiro3000/index.jsp   (171 words)

 Baseball Notebook: Palmeiro is considering suing Canseco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Baltimore Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro is leaving open the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Jose Canseco, who said he introduced the first baseman to steroids in 1992 when both players were with the Texas Rangers.
Palmeiro issued a statement last month in which he denied he ever used steroids, and he emphatically backed up that assertion yesterday after his first practice of spring training.
Palmeiro, 40, ranks among the greatest hitters in baseball history.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05056/462711.stm   (844 words)

 Congress Declines to Prosecute Palmeiro for Perjury
Palmeiro's positive result was in direct contrast to his testimony in front of the committee at a hearing in March, when he insisted under oath he had never used steroids during his career and punctuated his comments with a marked point of his finger.
Palmeiro took caused his positive test result," Weiner told the arbitration panel, which was ruling on Palmeiro's grievance against the original test result, in his closing arguments.
Palmeiro's defense in the committee's investigation relied heavily on the possibility that a tainted B-12 shot had caused him to fail a drug test.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/10/AR2005111000852.html   (942 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Baseball star banned for steroids
Palmeiro became only the fourth player in Major League Baseball history with 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs on 15 July.
Palmeiro was called to testify before the US House of Representatives after he was named as a steroid user by retired slugger Jose Canseco in his book Juiced.
Palmeiro and Dominican Republic star Sammy Sosa, now a team-mate on the Orioles, both denied under oath they had ever taken steroids.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4739637.stm   (309 words)

 rafael palmeiro
Maybe Rafael Palmeiro was unsung as he plowed toward 500 home runs.
So Palmeiro was given as much a benefit of the doubt as anyone mentioned in the scandal.
Palmeiro said Monday he would never have tried to use steroids this season most of all, what with new testing system and searing notoriety.
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 Rafael Palmeiro Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rafael Palmeiro was born on Thursday, September 24, 1964, in Havana, Cuba.
Palmeiro was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 8, 1986, with the Chicago Cubs.
Did you know that Rafael Palmeiro is one of only four ballplayers (Jimmie Foxx, Mark McGwire and Manny Ramirez are the other three) in Major League history to hit at least two-hundred career home runs with two different ballclubs?
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=palmera01   (338 words)

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