List of Abbreviations
1. Confronting Baseball’s Fallen Heroes
2. For Love of the Game and Sons
3. "You Need to Get Bigger"
4. "Mom, Come Look at My Guns!"
5. "It’s Just a Big Lie!"
6. "Only God Can Hold Me Now"
7. USC's Baseball "Family"
8. Fighting Back
9. Losing a Son, Rebuilding a Family
Taylor Hooton Foundation
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.