(NEW YORK) — Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd spent 10 seasons as a starting pitcher in the major leagues from 1982-1991. During that time he went 78-77 with a 4.04 ERA, but in an interview with WBZ Radio’s Jon Miller, Boyd admitted to being high on cocaine in two-thirds of his starts. He appeared in 214 total games during his career.
“Oh yeah, at every ballpark. There wasn’t one ballpark that I probably didn’t stay up all night, until four or five in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system…Some of the best games I’ve ever, ever pitched in the major leagues I stayed up all night; I’d say two-thirds of them,” Boyd said. “If I had went to bed, I would have won 150 ball games in the time span that I played.”
Boyd also went onto say that he never went to rehab because he didn’t want to leave the team, and baseball never gave him a single drug test. He spent eight seasons with the Boston Red Sox, one and a half seasons with the Montreal Expos, and a half season with the Texas Rangers.
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