Remember Eric Gagne? From 2002 through 2004, he was lights out for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a closer. He set a Major League Baseball record by converting 84 straight saves during that time period, and he won the Cy Young Award in 2003—an honor that's usually not bestowed upon closers. Oh, and he also admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs at the end of his career back in 2010 to help heal a knee injury.
Now, he's coming out and revealing that he wasn't the only Dodgers player taking PEDs, either. In his new book, Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne, he details his PED use and reveals that a staggering number of his teammates were also using PEDs at the time.
"I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived," he says in the book. "I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them."
80 percent?! That's no joke. Of course, Gagne is trying to sell us a book here. So, we'll take that number with a grain of salt. But, still, it's clear that he wasn't the only one using PEDs at the time.
[via ESPN Los Angeles]