A federal judge has denied a motion filed by the Hearst Corp. seeking to unseal an affidavit that would reveal the names of “dozens” of professional baseball players who allegedly purchased steroids from former New York Mets batboy Kirk Radomski.

“There is no tradition of public access to the names of unindicted third-parties and to specific personal identifying information where disclosure of this information is sought by the public,” Eastern District of New York Judge Thomas C. Platt held in In Re Application of San Francisco Chronicle, 07-00256-misc.

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