Jewish pitcher named in steriods report

Pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was the only Jewish player named in the report on steroid use in baseball.

The results of the investigation, headed by the former U.S. Senate majority leader, George Mitchell, named 80 players on Thursday who had been linked in some way to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

While Schoenewies is not as famous as others named in the Mitchell Report, such as Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Miguel Tejada, he has been a solid player.

The left-handed pitcher has played for five teams since 1999. Last year, he was 0-2 with a 5.03 E.R.A. in 70 appearances with the New York Mets.

According to ESPN.com, Schoenewies was named on page 254 of the 401-page report. Mitchell cited an Oct. 1 report on ESPN that stated Schoeneweis received six shipments of steroids from Signature Pharmacy at Comiskey Park while he was playing for the Chicago White Sox from 2003 through 2004. He reportedly spent $1,160 on steroids, including testosterone and stanozolol.

Schoeneweis denied the ESPN report at the time it was published.

Only three Jewish pitchers have appeared in more Major League games than Schoeneweis.

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