If Barry Bonds had been born 50 years earlier he would not have been allowed to play in the major leagues because of the colour of his skin. Photo: AFP If Barry Bonds had been born 50 years earlier he would not have been allowed to play in the major leagues because of the colour of his skin. Photo: AFP
If Barry Bonds had been born 50 years earlier he would not have been allowed to play in the major leagues because of the colour of his skin. Photo: AFP
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Hall of Fame or Hall of Hypocrisy?

Annual row about drug cheats forgets that honour roll has plenty of members who contributed to baseball's ban against blacks

If Barry Bonds had been born 50 years earlier he would not have been allowed to play in the major leagues because of the colour of his skin. Photo: AFP If Barry Bonds had been born 50 years earlier he would not have been allowed to play in the major leagues because of the colour of his skin. Photo: AFP
If Barry Bonds had been born 50 years earlier he would not have been allowed to play in the major leagues because of the colour of his skin. Photo: AFP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.