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Charlie Sheen Admits ‘Major League’ Steroid Use To Sports Illustrated

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In this 1989 image provided by Paramount Pictures, Charlie Sheen is Cleveland Indians pitcher Ricky Vaughn in the comedy "Major League." (credit: AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Timothy White)

In this 1989 image provided by Paramount Pictures, Charlie Sheen is Cleveland Indians pitcher Ricky Vaughn in the comedy “Major League.” (credit: AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Timothy White)

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Turns out Wild Thing’s fastball had a little extra juice.

Actor Charlie Sheen tells Sports Illustrated in its latest issue that he took steroids “for like six or eight weeks” while filming the 1989 movie “Major League.”

“Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit,” Sheen said. “It was the only time I ever did steroids.”

Sheen played fireballing, funky-haircut wearing relief pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, whose wayward pitches were often “jussst a bit outside,” as Bob Uecker’s character, radio broadcaster Harry Doyle, sarcastically announced during the hit comedy.

“You can print this, I don’t give a f—,” said Sheen. “My fastball went from 79 to like 85.”

Sheen, who has made recent headlines for erratic behavior and his firing from the comedy “Two and a Half Men,” said the steroids made him a bit more irritable than normal.

“Well, I wasn’t doing enough to be completely insane,” he said, “just a little (worse) than normal. When you combine the haircut with all of those comments, you’ve got a recipe for disaster.”

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