Henderson glad McGwire acknowledged steroids use

Associated Press - April 16, 2010 10:44 PM ET

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson said on Friday that former teammate Mark McGwire is better for admitting earlier this year that he used steroids during his major league career.

Henderson and McGwire were key components of an Oakland juggernaut that dominated the American League West when they were teammates with the Athletics from 1989-1995.

Henderson, who returned to the Oakland organization this year as a roving instructor, talked about McGwire and his return to baseball during a news conference at Banner Island Ballpark. Henderson is in town working with the Stockton Ports, Oakland's Class A affiliate.

Henderson said he was proud of McGwire, who is now the hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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