6. Gary Sheffield
Position(s): RF, 3B, SS
Stats: .292 BA 2689 H 509 HR 1676 RBI
Team(s): Brewers, Padres, Marlins, Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, Tigers, Mets
Accomplishments: 9x All-Star, 5x Silver Slugger, 1x Champion
Sheff's violent batting stance put fear into opposing pitchers' hearts for many years. He either hit the ball hard or not at all and never bit his tongue, right or wrong. Gary was one of those guys no one suspected of using (at the time) because he wasn't putting up crazy numbers nor did he resemble a giant form of human. His cover was blown when his name was in the Mitchell Report linking him to the BALCO scandal as Barry Bond's main man. According to Gary, "It was basically Barry (saying), 'Trust me. Do what I do.'" He said that Barry's trainer, Greg Anderson applied a cream laced with steroids to Sheff's surgically repaired knee. He denies that it helped his career til this very day. Sheffield is on a list that includes Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson and Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 500 HRs, 2,500 hits, 1,500 RBIs and 200 stolen bases.