Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Most of the players busted for PEDs through the years were not powerful sluggers by any means. Many of the best home run hitters during the Steroids Era were not believed to have taken steroids -- Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Thomas, Adam Dunn and many more.
Nicely written (the whole post). I count 42 times that 50 or more HRs were hit by a player in a single season. Out of those 42 times I am strongly suspicious of 19 being steroid-takers (yes, I have no proof). Names I include are Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, Gonzalez, ARod, Ortiz, Thome, Andruw Jones, Anderson, Belle and Vaughn. Left out Bautista and Howard. The first time 50 was reached was 1920. The last time that I count as steroid-suspicious is 2007 and the first time is 1996.
So... the 50 HR mark was reached 21 times in 77 years after the 1st time. Then in the next 12 years it was reached 19 times. It has happened only twice since 2007.