8 & 9. Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire
These two are basically one and the same. Two power sluggers who became the biggest heroes in America in 1998 as they both chased the home run title. But a few years later, it became obvious that they had cheated their way to the record. Sosa claimed he couldn’t speak English when they went to Congress, McGwire kept waiting for a hole to open up below him, and America saw that the home run era had all been a fraud. —Johnny Goodtimes
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