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Let's say Jose Canseco's accusations of shooting steroids in a bathroom stall with McGwire and Jason Giambi while they were teammates in Oakland aren't simply the rantings of a baseball outcast who is trying to sell books. Let's say more credible information emerges before McGwire becomes eligible for Cooperstown in 2007, indicating that he indeed used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Chances are, we'll never know the truth about which players used, nor the influence drugs had on their performance. But McGwire will be the first prominent slugger under suspicion to draw consideration from voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Originally posted by TeddyBallGame9
Techniquely, steroids were legal in the late 80's and early 90's, with no written rule in baseball banning them.
McGwire, on the other hand, is who I want to see answer tough questions. He admitted to taking various legal supplements while he played the game, but made a quick exit out of the limelight in 2001 when the heat began to come down. During the 1998 season, a few sportswriters suspected he might be the perfect target for a steroid probe, but it never got any further than just speculation because he wouldn’t let anyone get close to him.
Originally posted by toejam
if the newest allegations of mark's steroid use are proven to be correct i doubt if he will be given any serious consideration for the hall, in fact if it were up to me his name would not even be considered for a vote