That's an interesting question, but one that is pointless imo, because he couldn't have done that well that day. Not just a matter of chance either. Some people cannot function properly while on them. They are not beneficial to everyone in the same way and can even be harmful to performance depending on the individual. It appears as if Henry was one of those guys. Just wasn't for him. I think if he had the physiological and mental makeup to use those things, he probably would have done it when needed. They were viewed as nothing more than a glorified cup of coffee. Pete Rose had some interesting things to say on the greenies vs. streroids issue; basically laughed at the comparison. Besides, hitting is about being relaxed. Feeling jittery with your heart pounding and mind racing 100 mph isn't beneficial for most.
Originally Posted by digglahhh
"By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)