Ed Sprague, one of the Blue Jays’ heroes from the World Series years in 1992-93, admitted this week that he used performance-enchancing substances that were later banned by Major League Baseball, and also hit with a corked bat in a big-league game.
“I took andro, and they (baseball) banned that,” Sprague told Recordnet.com in his hometown of Stockton, Calif., referring to androstenedione, a performance enhancer made famous by Mark McGwire that was available in stores until it was banned in the United States under the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004.
Sprague, now a baseball coach at the University of the Pacific, also said he used amphetamines, known as “greenies” in baseball circles.
“Well, amphetamines are illegal now, too, and I took those, so am I going to stand on one side and not the other side? … Am I the cleanest guy? No, but I tried to be as strong and as healthy as I could, as long as I could, for my career,” Sprague said.