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On this date in Cardinals history: Feb. 28, 1986

On this date 25 years ago, Major League Baseball handed down fines to seven players -- including three former Cardinals -- who admitted to using recreational drugs.

Keith Hernandez, Lonnie Smith and Joaquin Andujar -- all stars of the 1982 World Series champs and all traded away by manager GM Whitey Herzog -- were amongst the players who were given the option of accepting a one-year suspension or accepting a fine of 10 percent of their 1986 season salary.

Also named on the list were Dale Berra, Dave Parker, Enos Cabbell and 1985 National League Championship Series villain Jeffrey "one flap down" Leonard.

Several other player were eventually given lesser punishments.