AP Sports Story of 2009: Baseball and Steroids
As the year draws to a close, news agencies and organizations all over the world are choosing the stories that made 2009 memorable – or infamous. For the Associated Press, the story that will be remembered as having rocked the boat in 2009 is that of the steroid controversy that dogged Major League Baseball.
There were rather significant names that joined the roster of users of performance-enhancing drugs, something that has placed a cloud over the world of baseball. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are joined by Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and David “Big Papi” Ortiz figured in big stories this year.
The controversy of Tiger Woods and his indiscretions landed fifth on the AP list.Tags: associated press story of the year, best story of 2009, most popular story of 2009, story of the year