Charlie Sheen admits to steroid use while filming 'Major League'
It's no revelation that Charlie Sheen has used drugs. But in an interview in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, the controversial actor reveals a new detail -- he used performance-enhancing drugs during the filming of "Major League."
"It was the only time I ever did steroids," Sheen said of filming the 1989 feature in which he played fireballing relief pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn. "I did it for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a.... My fastball went from 79 to like 85"
The always-entertaining Sheen, a former player at Santa Monica High, has plenty more to say about the movie -- including his work with Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager before and during the filming -- and his love for baseball in general ("I just love this game. I study it, and it lives within me").
-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Charlie Sheen sits below "Major League" co-stars Corbin Bernsen, left, and Tom Berenger in a 1989 file photo. Credit: Timothy White / Associated Press