Position(s): 1B
Stats: .288 BA 3020 H 569 HR 1834 RBI
Career: 1986-2005
Team(s): Cubs, Rangers, Orioles
Accomplishments: 4x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger
Rafael Palmeiro quietly averaged 33 HRs and was one of the best fielding first basemen over the course of his twenty year career. That was until Canseco said he personally injected Palmeiro with steroids. That led to Palmeiro being called to testify at the 2005 Congressional hearings on PEDs. There Rafael blatantly lied to the American people. He sat in front of Congress and millions of viewers and said, while pointing, "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids, period." Later that year, he tested positive for Stanozolo, was suspended for 10 days, and took Miguel Tejada down with him. Palmeiro said he failed the test due to a tainted B-12 shot Tejada allegedly gave him. Congress decided not to charge him with perjury due to lack of evidence. Rafael Palmeiro joins a list that includes Willie Mays, Eddie Murray and Hank Aaron as the only players in history to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.