Mark McGwire—whose chase of the single-season record for home runs in 1998 electrified baseball fans around the world—finally admitted to using steroids on Monday. The revelation will come as no surprise to baseball fans who have long demanded the slugger come clean after he was linked to performance enhancing drugs, especially after his refusal to answer questions about his alleged steroid use in front of a congressional hearing in 2005. “I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come,” McGwire told the Associated Press in a 20-minute phone interview Monday. “It’s time for me to talk about the past and confirm what people have suspected. I used steroids during my playing career and I apologize.” McGwire hit 583 home runs during his career, retiring in 2001.
McGwire (finally) admits to being juiced
Prolific home run hitter comes clean