That’s what Mark McGwire is hoping for anyway after finally admitting what so many thought about him, that he did use Steroids and performance enhancing drugs in his quest on breaking baseball’s homerun record in 1998. He admits to taking the performance enhancers but not for strength purposes. He says that he took them for health reasons and that he wanted to heal faster.
Mark McGwire finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998, but he also said he didn’t need performance-enhancing drugs to hit the long ball.
McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. Later Monday, however, he disputed that the drugs gave him more power to hit homers.
“I was given a gift to hit home runs,” he told Bob Costas on MLB Network.
He told Costas that studying pitchers and making his swing shorter led to his increase in home runs and that he could have hit them without PEDs.
“I truly believe so,” McGwire said. “I believe I was given this gift. The only reason I took steroids was for health purposes.” [Source]
Now that McGwire’s come clean, people are waiting and wanting to see if whether Sammy Sosa would follow his lead and admit the same. Ever since McGwire has been linked to Steroids (https://anabolicenergy.com/hgh/), he has never even been close to being admitted into the Hall of Fame even though he clearly has Hall of Fame numbers that few have reached before or since him.