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Bases loaded

the inside story of the steroid era in baseball by the central figure in the Mitchell Report

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This edition was published in by Hudson Street Press in New York.

Written in English

246 pages

From the Publisher: Game of Shadows meets Ball Four in this explosive inside account of baseball's steroid era. On a quiet street on Long Island early on a December morning in 2005, more than fifty federal agents stood outside a lovely new home waiting for the front door to be opened. When it did, there stood the central figure in one of the biggest scandals in sports history: Kirk Radomski. Radomski was a regular New York kid who, from the age of fifteen had the amazing fortune of working in the Mets clubhouse. The focus of his job was to give the players whatever they wanted or needed-he got their uniforms ready, packed up their homes at the end of the season, cashed their checks, and helped them beat the drug tests that would have led to suspension. And at the end of the 1986 season he even led the World Champions down Broadway during their victory parade. Eventually, he graduated to helping in other ways: providing them with steroids and human growth hormones. By the time the Feds knocked on his door, he was the main clubhouse supplier of performance-enhancing drugs to almost three hundred baseball players. Under threat of a long prison sentence-and after being identified by players he'd helped-he cooperated with Senator George Mitchell to produce the Mitchell Report, providing names and dates. Now he's ready to tell the whole story to the world. Radomski made little money from these transactions, and in this stunning book he will recount what baseball knew about the problem, his life since the report came out, and who took what. This is the tale of a young man seeing his heroes turn into clay, and the degradation of a once great sport into the drug-addicted spectacle it has become.

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Library of Congress GV877.5 .R33 2009
Dewey 796.357/640973

Bases loaded

the inside story of the steroid era in baseball by the central figure in the Mitchell Report

This edition was published in by Hudson Street Press in New York.


Edition Description

From the Publisher: Game of Shadows meets Ball Four in this explosive inside account of baseball's steroid era. On a quiet street on Long Island early on a December morning in 2005, more than fifty federal agents stood outside a lovely new home waiting for the front door to be opened. When it did, there stood the central figure in one of the biggest scandals in sports history: Kirk Radomski. Radomski was a regular New York kid who, from the age of fifteen had the amazing fortune of working in the Mets clubhouse. The focus of his job was to give the players whatever they wanted or needed-he got their uniforms ready, packed up their homes at the end of the season, cashed their checks, and helped them beat the drug tests that would have led to suspension. And at the end of the 1986 season he even led the World Champions down Broadway during their victory parade. Eventually, he graduated to helping in other ways: providing them with steroids and human growth hormones. By the time the Feds knocked on his door, he was the main clubhouse supplier of performance-enhancing drugs to almost three hundred baseball players. Under threat of a long prison sentence-and after being identified by players he'd helped-he cooperated with Senator George Mitchell to produce the Mitchell Report, providing names and dates. Now he's ready to tell the whole story to the world. Radomski made little money from these transactions, and in this stunning book he will recount what baseball knew about the problem, his life since the report came out, and who took what. This is the tale of a young man seeing his heroes turn into clay, and the degradation of a once great sport into the drug-addicted spectacle it has become.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
796.357/640973
Library of Congress
GV877.5 .R33 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 246 p. :
Number of pages
246

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Open Library
OL24751272M
Internet Archive
basesloadedinsid00rado
ISBN 10
1594630569
ISBN 13
9781594630569
LC Control Number
2008051163
OCLC/WorldCat
233549620

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