SPOKANE, Wash. - In the Mitchell Report released Thursday, former Spokane Indian baseball player Ethan Stine said that during training in 1996 Jeremey Giambi admitted that he and his brother both used steroids.
Giambi is best known for not sliding on a play at the plate during Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series against the New York Yankees. If he'd slid he may have been called safe, allowing the A's to win and continue on to the 2001 American League Championship Series.
[Mitchell Report Excerpt]
"We spoke with Ethan Stein, a former minor league player who played two seasons with Jeremy Giambi, 1996 in Spokane and 1997 in Lansing, and frequently trained and had occasional conversations with him in the weight room.
Stein said that during one of those conversations in 1996, Giambi admitted that both he and his brother used steroids and told Stein that he could get him steroids. Stein responded that he was not interested. When Stein later saw Giambi during spring training in 1997, his physique had changed dramatically. He noticed increased muscular development, as well as hair loss and back acne."