Sport: The Cocaine Agonies Continue

Charges of illegal drug use touch even some baseball greats

The man on trial was Accused Cocaine Dealer Curtis Strong, but it was major league baseball on the defensive last week as testimony continued in a Pittsburgh federal court. Four more players took the stand to say that Strong had been a matchmaker in their love affairs with cocaine. They also kept naming names, bringing to 21 the number of current and former players alleged in court to have used coke. Shockingly, perhaps unfairly, the sorry tale of illegal drug involvement stretched back through the years to touch two of the game's immortals: Willie Stargell and Willie Mays.

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