I'm almost certain that the man who almost singlehandedly brought baseball back into American living rooms, Cal Ripken JR., never touched steroids.
Um I disagree with you completely on this statement. The man who almost singlehandedly brought baseball back was actually two men and their chase for 70 home runs and they are both suspected of doing steroids.
I understand you are a Ripken fan but outside of Baltimore and the east coast he wasn't nearly as popular as other players especially guys like Sosa and McGuire during their quest for Maris' record. That year and those two players should be given royalty checks by every single free agent since and shares of every franchise for what they did for baseball. My friends and I LOVE baseball and most of us feel that Ripken's record is whatever. While I can appreciate the fact that he played in consecutive games for so long I remember games where he would have one at bat and then call it a game. And to be honest I sincerely believe that he HURT the Orioles by continuing to demand to play even though days off would have helped his productivity.
I doubt Ripken did steroids but there is no doubt in my mind that he took amphetemines. Of course I have no evidence and I really don't care but from what I have heard literally almost all players at one time took them because the season is so long and so grueling and for him to play every day you just have to think he is as likely as anyone to have done those.