Good choices abound here, but the omission of Alexander Cartwright’s name stings. Cartwright codified the playing rules and dimensions of the diamond; presided over the formation of what is generally regarded as the first organized game played between two teams at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 19th, 1846; and later traveled all over the world, disseminating baseball across the globe, including to Hawaii (still a century away from becoming the 50th United State) where he settled and is buried. Controversy over Cartwright’s documented contributions to the origin and expansion of our national pastime should not obscure the important role he played in making baseball the greatest game in the world, and his name should not be omitted or forgotten.
The 1st positive test will result in a suspension of up to 10 days. The 2nd positive test will result in a suspension of 30 days. The 3rd positive test will result in a suspension of 60 days. The 4th positive test will result in a suspension of one full year. Finally, the 5th positive test will result in a penalty at the commissioner’s discretion. Players will be tested at least once per year, with the chance that several players can be tested a numerous amount of times per year. (See: List of Major League Baseball players suspended for steroids )