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Mark Knudson Biography

Former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"

“For the record, in case anyone cares, I never considered using steroids…

What would I have done during my career if I knew that other pitchers were using illegal substances and outperforming me because of it? I’ve thought about that, and I don’t think I would have used ‘roids. I’d have been tempted, sure. But I’ve always been afraid to ingest things that could have harmful short-term or long-term repercussions… The fear of getting caught would not have been a part of my decision, because baseball officials couldn’t even get drug testing for narcotics past our union at the time… The possibility of a premature death would have scared me straight.

That thought hasn’t scared enough guys, obviously. I had to admit… that I was really disappointed when I heard about A-Rod. Same reaction when I heard about the allegations against Roger Clemens. Sadness…

The ultimate answer is to have all sports, including baseball and football, get treated the same way as the Olympics are – a universal testing program run by the World Anti-Doping Agency.”

“Interviewer Turns Interviewee on A-Rod and Steroids,”, Feb. 9, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Weekly columnist, Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Host, Mile High Sports Radio, 2007-present
  • Sports columnist,, 1994-present
  • Pitcher, Major League Baseball, signed as free agent with the Colorado Rockies, 1992-1993
  • Pitcher, Major League Baseball, traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, 1986-1991
  • Pitcher, Major League Baseball, drafted by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round, 1985-1986
  • BA, Journalism, Colorado State University
  • Born October 28, 1960 in Denver, CO
  • Major league debut July 8, 1985
  • Final major league game May 14, 1993
Quoted in:
  1. Should Baseball Players Who Have Used Banned Substances Be Voted into the Hall of Fame?