Steroid Cheat and Crybaby Mark Mcwire, finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998, but he also said he didn’t need performance-enhancing drugs to hit the long ball. “I truly believe so,” McGwire said. “I believe I was given this gift. The only reason I took steroids was for health purposes.” McGwire consistently asserted that he would have hit home runs without PEDs. “The names I don’t remember, but I did injectables,” McGwire told Costas. “I preferred the orals. The steroids I took were on a very low dosage.” “I took very low dosages because I wanted my body to feel normal,” he said. McGwire said he wanted to tell the truth then but evaded questions at that hearing on the advice of his lawyers.