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Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever

Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever

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The powerful story of an essential baseball life

Twenty years ago, Ken Caminiti, a gritty third baseman known for his diving stops, cannon arm, and switch-hit power, admitted in a Sports Illustrated cover story that he had used steroids, including during his 1996 MVP season. It was a shocking confession, and so was his guess that half the players in baseball were using performance enhancing drugs. Decades later, baseball's relationship to the steroids era is unsettled, with legendary players removed from the Hall of Fame and uncertainty remaining over who used what when.

Based on nearly a decade of research and four hundred interviews, including with Caminiti's steroids supplier, people who attended rehab with him, and hundreds of his teammates and coaches who adored and respected him, Playing Through the Pain explores Caminiti's fascinating, troubled life, places it in context, and helps us understand the time in which he played. This is and eye-opening, extraordinary look at a life in baseball and a defining, nearly forgotten player.
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ISBN: 9781419753640

Published Date: April 18, 2023

Publisher: Abrams

Language: English

Page Count: 378

Size: 9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00" h