The 25 Best Alleged (and Confirmed) Steroid Users in Baseball History

14. Mike Piazza

Position(s)C
Stats.308 BA 2127 H 427 HR 1335 RBI
Career1992-2007
Team(s)Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, Padres, Athletics
Accomplishments: 12x All-Star, 10x Silver Slugger, ROY
Mike Piazza was all power from 1992-2002. Piazza holds the all-time record for home runs by a catcher with 396, but he sucked behind the plate. If he played in the American League he would've been a DH without a doubt. He was never on a list and was never mentioned by Canseco, but he did admit to using androstenedione before it was banned, and that folks, is a steroid. That's the same shit that got McGwire caught up. He followed that admission up with this excuse, ”I hit the ball as far in high school as I do now.” In The Rocket That Fell to Earth by Jeff Pearlman, Piazza was said to have told reporters, off record, that he used PEDs and two fellow ball players—one unnamed, the other was Reggie Jefferson—confirmed this. Jefferson was quoted as saying, "He's a guy who did it, and everybody knows it. It's amazing how all these names, like Roger Clemens, are brought up, yet Mike Piazza goes untouched." A couple NY-area writers, Joel Sherman and Murray Chass, noticed his bad case of back acne; a supposed side effect of juicing, but still nothing solid.

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