Rank 'Em: Faces of an era

Created: August 20, 2010, 9:03 AM

Where does Roger Clemens rank?

Which figures do you consider the faces of an era in baseball that many would like to forget?

News that Roger Clemens was indicted on charges of lying to Congress during his testimony about performance-enhancing drugs was another reminder that the so-called "steroids era" in baseball remains a part of the national story.

Clemens will have his day in court if he chooses, but whether admitted users, confirmed deniers or just the man at the helm, he and others are synonymous with a period of time about which we may never know the whole truth. Which faces best define this particular era in the game's history?

  • 1986-2007
    Pirates, Giants
    762 career HR
  • 1985-2001
    A's, Red Sox, Rangers, White Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees
    462 career HR
    First member of 40-40 club
  • 1984-2007
    Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, Astros
    354 career wins
    4,672 career strikeouts
    7 Cy Youngs
  • 1995-2010
    A's, Yankees, Rockies
    412 career HR
    2000 AL MVP
  • 1986-2001
    A's, Cardinals
    583 career HR
  • 1986-2005
    Cubs, Rangers, Orioles
    569 career HR
    3,020 career hits
  • 1993-present
    Indians, Red Sox, Dodgers
    554 career HR
  • 1994-2010
    Mariners, Rangers, Yankees
    604 career HR
  • MLB commissioner
  • 1989-2007
    Rangers, White Sox, Cubs, Orioles
    609 career HR
    Three 60-HR seasons