Artful Deceptions

Bud Selig talks about amphetamine use in the 1950s

25 seconds

And I remember the old ballparks, I could tell you, they had no work out room. Maybe a bike in the corner, yeah, a place where guys could smoke. Maybe a guy pop an amphetamine and say, "Hey let's play two today."I first walked in the Milwaukee Braves clubhouse in May of 1958 and there were bowls of, [amphetamines.] It was you know like getting M&Ms. You know guys were popping 'em and nobody said anything. Well that influenced the game.