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May 15, 1997 – Bud Selig Issues Memo Repeating the MLB Ban on Steroids

“On May 15, 1997, acting commissioner Bud Selig distributed a nearly identical version of the [1991 Fay Vincent] drug memo, again citing steroids and directing clubs to post the policy in clubhouses and distribute copies to players. Selig’s memo also went largely ignored…

[In 2005,] ESPN spoke to five GMs [General Managers] from 1997, three of whom (from the Royals, Dodgers and Rockies) couldn’t recall that a steroids policy even existed.”