Albert Belle’s Corked Bat
Despite Albert Belle's unprecedented feat of hitting 50 home runs and 50 doubles during the 1995 season, by all accounts he did everything he could to cheat. But nothing quite captured the lengths he (and his teammates) would go like when he was caught with a corked bat against Chicago in 1994. The umpire confiscated the suspicious hardware and locked it in his dressing room for later inspection. But knowing that the bat was dirty, the team sent relief pitcher Jason Grimsley to retrieve it by climbing through the locker room's drop ceiling with a flashlight in his mouth, lowering himself into the ump's dressing room, and replacing Belle's bat with teammate Paul Sorrento’s (since every one of Belle’s was corked). But as Grimsley, later popped for steroid use, was neither light nor nimble, he left behind enough broken ceiling tiles that the MLB investigated the matter and eventually suspended Belle for seven games.