rehab Baseball Players who went to Rehab  

Steve Shafer
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This is a list of baseball players who went to rehab, with photos. Rehabilitation is no joke, yet when a celeb enters detox, we can't help but stare. Unfortunately for celebs, there is a double standard. When substance abuse affects an ordinary individual it is thought to be the result of stress or depression. With celebrities, we tend to blame their extravagance getting the better of them (and the luxury rehab centers they attend don't help their case).

 As Robin Williams joked, "Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money." That said, alcoholism is a disease, and there are worse things than alcohol, such as heroin, crack/cocaine, and meth. Treatment centers also deal with more than just drug abuse. One can go to the hospital for conditions such as anorexia as well. At the end of the day, we should respect the athletes on this list for seeking the help they needed.

Source -- http://www.nndb.com/detox/492/000042366/

Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Baseball Players who went to Rehab
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Darryl Strawberry has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for much of his life.  He has spent time at several rehab facilities.  In 2014, he opened the The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center to help athletes recover from substance abuse.

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Position: Right fielder, Outfielder

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Teams: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, New York Mets

Also Ranked

#57 on The Best Los Angeles Dodgers of All Time

#66 on The Greatest New York Yankees of All-Time

#81 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time

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Dock Ellis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Baseball Players who went to Rehab
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Dock Ellis stated that he was under the influence of LSD when he pitched a no-hitter in 1970.   He entered rehab in 1987 and he is involved with both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

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Position: Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Bats: Ambidexterity

Teams: Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, New York Mets

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#43 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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Eric Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Baseball Players who went to Rehab
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After retiring from baseball in 1991, Eric Show struggled with substance abuse.  He died at a drug rehabilitation center in Dulzura, California on March 16, 1994.

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Position: Pitcher

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Teams: San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics

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#22 on The Best San Diego Padres of All Time

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Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Baseball Players who went to Rehab
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Ken Caminiti entered rehab for alcohol abuse in 2000. He died of an overdose of cocaine and heroin on October 10, 2004.

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Position: Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States of America

Teams: San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros

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#6 on The Best San Diego Padres of All Time

#17 on The Best Houston Astros of All Time

#69 on The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

#34 on The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

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