PEDs and the Hall of Fame have been a hot topic over the past few days. With David Ortiz having been inducted into the Hall under his own cloud of suspicion, while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were left out, questions about whether or not PED users should be inducted have surfaced once more. And once again, this is a topic where Jose Canseco has reappeared.
It is believed that there are already PED users in the Hall of Fame. Canseco claims that is the case, as in an interview last year, he said he personally injected some of those players himself.
Jose Canseco says PED users already in Hall of Fame
Unlike previous times when Canseco stated that he knows who used PEDs, he is keeping quiet. He said that part of his life is over now, but that there are “probably ten” players in the Hall that were using those substances to get an edge.
It is easy to dismiss Canseco’s claims. After all, this is the person that claims he survived a plane crash due to the help of aliens, hangs out with Bigfoot, and has traveled through time and space. Maybe that baseball hit his head harder than we thought and/or the drugs did a lot more damage than one could have anticipated.
But if there is one area that Canseco has been accurate about, it is PED usage. As strange as it may seem, he was the one person that told the truth about the era, leading to his being blackballed from the game for years. Nonetheless, Canseco has continued to be forthright about who was using PEDs during their playing days.
Given that history, if Canseco is claiming that there are approximately ten players in the Hall of Fame that used PEDs, he is probably correct. It would be fascinating to know which players he says have done PEDs that were inducted, and which players he claims to have injected himself. But we may never find that out.
Jose Canseco claims that approximately ten members of the Hall of Fame used PEDs. Considering his history on the subject, he is probably right.