Local sports columnist Bryan Burwell writes about the grand jury in San Francisco investigating “a nutritional supplement company that law officials suspect provided world-class athletes with anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, testosterone and a previously unknown “designer steroid” called THG.” Among the athletes who’ve been subpoenaed are Jason Giambi of the Yankees and Barry Bonds of the Giants.
Let’s see. Barry Bonds yearly home run totals between 1990 and 2000 ranged from 25 to 49. In 2001, he hit 73. That’s a 50 percent increase over the maximum home run output of any single year in his career.
The peak years of the average baseball player are ages 27 and 28. Bonds was 37 in 2001.