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Mark McGwire fesses up steroid use




St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire salutes the fans after hitting his 70th home run of the season against the Montreal Expos on September 27, 1998
St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire salutes the fans after hitting his 70th home run of the season against the Montreal Expos on September 27, 1998
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Baseball slugger Mark McGwire confirmed long-held suspicions yesterday that he used steroids, including during the 1998 season when he hit a record-breaking 70 home runs. While tearful and apologetic in his admission, McGwire maintained that he used steroids to heal quicker from injuries, and that no pill or injection can give athletes the hand-eye coordination to hit a baseball. How should we look back on baseball's steroid era?

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David Epstein, Staff Writer, Sports Illustrated