McGwire: Steroids Didn’t Help

If this is the case, then perhaps Mark McGwire should ask his doctors for a refund? The former St. Louis Cardinals slugger—and soon-to-be Cardinals hitting coach—said in an interview with Bob Costas that he believes he would still have hit 70 home runs in 1998 even without the drugs. “Absolutely," he said when asked. "I truly believe so.” In an otherwise sympathetic column, Tom Verducci upbraids him. “McGwire may actually believe steroids did not help him perform better, but why all the anguish, embarrassment and tears then? All for drugs that were simply about just getting himself back on the field?”