The Mitchell Report
The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball, informally known as the Mitchell Report (named after U.S. Senator George Mitchell), was the in-depth exposé on the rampant use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) in Major League Baseball.
The report would go on to identify 89 MLB players who were alleged to have used steroids or other PED’s. As most of the baseball-viewing public knows, that list included premier names like Roger Clemens, Gary Sheffield, Jason Giambi, and most notoriously, Barry Bonds. The Mitchell Report was unquestionably the dark cloud that enshrouded baseball in its darkest hour.