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Suicide Squeeze : Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse (Hardcover)

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Appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs—specifically, anabolic steroids (APEDs)—provide a tempting competitive advantage for amateur baseball players. But this shortcut can exact a fatal cost on talented athletes. In his urgent book Suicide Squeeze, William Kashatus chronicles the experiences of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, two promising high school baseball players who abused APEDs in the hopes of attracting professional scouts and Division I recruiters. However, as a result of their steroid abuse, they ended up taking their own lives.

In Suicide Squeeze—named for the high-risk play in baseball to steal home—Kashatus identifies the symptoms and dangers of steroid use among teens. Using archival research and interviews with the Hooton and Garibaldi families, he explores the lives and deaths of these two troubled young men, the impact of their suicides on MLB, and the ongoing fight against adolescent APED use by their parents.

A passionate appeal to prevent additional senseless deaths by athletes, Suicide Squeeze is an important contribution to debates on youth and sports and on public policy.

Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
Author: William C. Kashatus
Language: English
Street Date: January 23, 2017
TCIN: 51705319
UPC: 9781439914380
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-5480
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