On this day: January 11

POSTED: 11:39 AM PST Jan 10, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 10, 2016 

A U.S. marshal dies in the line of duty for the first time, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, and Mark McGwire admits to steroid use, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - Mark McGwire
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2010: Mark McGwire admits to The Associated Press that he had used steroids and human growth hormone on and off during the 1990s, including the 1998 season when he broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record. Later in the day, however, he disputed that the drugs gave him more power to hit homers, instead saying he used them to recover from injuries.


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