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MLB | Tom House Admits Steroid Use; Claims Widespread Problem

The San Francisco Chronicle's Ron Kroichick reports former MLB RP Tom House admitted to using steroids in his career, which spanned from 1971-1978. He said performance- enhancing drugs were widespread in baseball in the 1960s and '70s. He and his teammates laughed and rationalized losses by saying, "We didn't get beat, we got out-milligrammed. And when you found out what they were taking, you started taking them." House estimated that six or seven pitchers on every staff were "fiddling" with steroids or growth hormone. He said the drugs and devoted conditioning improved his recovery, but his velocity didn't budge. "I tried everything known to man to improve my fastball and it still didn't go faster than 82 miles per hour," House said. "I was a failed experiment."

2005-05-03 09:18:06 | Source:

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