I have heard conflicting reports on how long steroids have been against the rules in baseball. What is the correct answer?
Technically, steroids have been against baseball’s rules since 1991. Then-commissioner Fay Vincent distributed a memo to all Major League clubs on June 7, 1991, spelling out that all illegal drugs and controlled substances, “including steroids,” were prohibited. Random drug testing in baseball did not start until 2003, so there was no way of enforcing the rule effectively, which is the source of the confusion.