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Game of Shadows Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports

ISBN-10: 1592402682
ISBN-13: 9781592402687
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

The blockbuster New York Timesbestseller that caused a media firestorm and stayed in the headlines for weeks at last arrives in paperbackwith a new afterword about the Barry Bonds perjury investigation. This is the complete inside story of the BALCO steroids scandal from the award-winning reporters who broke the news nationally. In the summer of 1998, as baseball was still struggling to regain popularity lost during the contentious 1994 players strike that caused the World Series to be canceled, a race to break the home-run record transfixed the nation. Over the next three seasons, baseball players across the country hit home runs at unprecedented rates. Although sportswriters pointed to suspicions of juiced baseballs and small parks being responsible, there were whispers that illegal performance-enhancing drugs were being used. But home runs were big business, and baseball carried on with a weak performance-drug testing regime. In December of 2004, after more than a year of investigation, San Francisco Chroniclereporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story that in a federal investigation of a nutritional supplement company called BALCO, Barry Bonds and fellow slugger Jason Giambi had admitted to taking steroids. Immediately the issue of steroids in baseball became front-page news. In Game of Shadows, Fainaru-Wada and Williams expose the secrets of BALCO, illuminating how professional athletes risked their health for a competitive edge.

<B>MARK FAINARU-WADA</B> and <B>LANCE WILLIAMS</B> are investigative reporters for the <I>San Francisco Chronicle</I>. After fifteen months of covering steroid use in sports, in December 2004 they reported in the <I>Chronicle</I> on the secret grand jury testimony of pro baseball players Jason Giambi and Barry Bonds, making headlines around the world. Fainaru- Wada and Williams won the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, the George Polk Award, and the White House Correspondents Associations Edgar A. Poe Award for their reporting.

Prologue
Cheat or Lose
The Investigation
The Most Wanted Man in America
Epilogue
Afterword
Bonds and Steroids
Bonds's Numbers
Source Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

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