Wild Times, Rampant 'roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

Book - 2005
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When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport--in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power. He shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. And the ticket for this ride? Steroids. Canseco cultivated a secret just about everyone in major league baseball knew about, one that would alter the game and the way we view our heroes forever.
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060746414
Characteristics: 290 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS UG 6.6 11.0 86825.


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Oct 31, 2012

I suppose when this book came out it was quite revealing. Canseco did name names and is specific about the type of PEDs he used and abused. The book is humorous at times and thus has its moments but Canseco's insecurities sometimes shines through and shows what a fragile ego he has. It's not a bad read for those who have an interest in learning the history of how/when/why baseball players started juicing.

The most revealing part has to be, besides Canseco's own use, about Mark McGwire. I don't know about anyone else but I KNEW Big Mac was juicing, it was obvious and the whole thing with the Andro bottle in his locker was a ruse which Canseco's book points out.

May 31, 2010

The book that started the steriod talk and helped clean up baseball.

Davey7 Nov 09, 2009

True he does go into a lot of detail on stuff but as opposed to a reasearched book it is just a hasbeen rambling telling stories. The book does not follow any sort of pattern or time line. It is humours at times but not really worth a read. If you want a good baseball read try pete roses book.

Dec 07, 2007

Most of the details have come and gone from the headline news, but this is still an eye-opener. Better than most sports books.


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