Kw-logo-smaller

Baseball Players & Roids

In response to a Kidzworld story that mentioned steroid use by Mark McGwire, one of our members wrote in to say, "I am a personal friend of Mark McGwire and am absolutely outraged that you feel you can associate his name with steroids. I highly suggest that his name be removed from that page before further action is necessary. Thank you for your cooperation."

We appreciate all the comments we get from Kidzworld members - especially those who are personal friends of Mark McGwire. However, associating Mark McGwire's name with steroids is hardly outrageous. During his magical 1998 season, where he broke baseball's homerun record, Mark admitted taking Androstenedione - a substance which is classified as an androgenic steroid and increases the levels of testosterone in the body. Androstenedione is banned by the NFL, the NCAA and the International Olympic Committee. Despite the health risks, Mark McGwire was not breaking any rules by taking Androstenedione. Major League Baseball won't even begin testing players for steroid use until 2003 and some baseball players have estimated that up to 50 percent of the players in the league use steroids.

The increase in steroid use amongst professional baseball players has led many kids to start using steroids. This is a major health risk, especially for kids and teenagers whose muscles and bones are still developing. A 2001 survey by Blue Cross Blue Shield found that nearly one million kids in America are now using steroids and other muscle building substances to help their sports performance.

To learn more, check out some of the risks of taking 'roids.

Related Stories:

  • Gene Doping
  • Blood Doping
  • Can Fungus Make You Faster?
  • More Health and Body Info!
  • 0 Comments

    latest videos

    F1034101454906

    Most Weight Lifted at the Olympics?

    • 327 pounds.
    • 468 pounds.
    • 523 pounds.
    • 711 pounds.

    related stories

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    krxcore
    krxcore posted in Family Issues:
    Dad and an older brother. funfunfun!
    reply 9 minutes
    XxbriibriixX
    My Dad and my older Brother
    reply about 2 hours
    blakbutterfly
    "brunostar" wrote:That's immature xD Ehh yeah, probably but it works every time, and I usually don't repeat the same mistake. Plus, I'm way too attached to my mom to be able to stand an hour without her talking to me or see her sad. 
    reply about 4 hours
    brunostar
    "blakbutterfly" wrote:This is a pretty old post...Anyway, my mom's method most of the time is give me the silent treatment or a lecture until I feel guilty enough to not repeat my mistake! That's immature xD
    reply about 4 hours
    blakbutterfly
    This is a pretty old post... Anyway, my mom's method most of the time is give me the silent treatment or a lecture until I feel guilty enough to not repeat my mistake!
    reply about 4 hours

    play online games