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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 21:43:35 -0800
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Bud Shaw reports Cleveland Indians SP Anthony Reyes is getting help with his mechanics from Tom House, currently a pitching coach at USC and formerly the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers.
Thu, 05 May 2005 20:54:11 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Associated Press reports former major league P Tom House said he misspoke about his allegations that numerous pitchers, as many as a half-dozen per team, had used steroids or human growth hormone in the late 1960s and 1970s. House clarified that he meant to say the pitchers had used amphetamines instead. "I don't want anyone thinking that six or seven guys on my teams in those days, the Atlanta Braves, had anything to do with anabolic steroids or growth hormone," said House. However, House said he personally had taken steroids and growth hormone, along with amphetamines, during his playing career.
Tue, 03 May 2005 09:18:06 -0700
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."