Mark McGwire says he is not worthy of a spot in the baseball Hall of Fame.
The 49-year-old McGwire joined The Dan Patrick Show Friday where he said if given the chance, he would not vote for himself for induction into Cooperstown.
"No, not by the guidelines they have now," McGwire told Patrick. "I’ll never fight it. I totally respect the Hall of Fame. I have never fought. They have rules and restrictions, I totally abide by them.”
McGwire, who was hired earlier this week as the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, admitted he used steroids during a 16-year career with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals in which he hit 583 career home runs, including a then single-season record 70 in 1998.
"Everybody makes mistakes, McGwire said. "Everyone screws up. The big guys are the ones who can confront it.
"If I never had injuries I don’t think I’d ever thought of doing what I did. I didn’t need to do anything for any more strength. I was always a home run hitter. … I’m OK with it. I know I’ve become a better person because of it."
McGwire has been eligible for the Hall of Fame for the past six years.
In 2011, he received just 19.5 per cent of the vote. A candidate needs at least 75 per cent in order to be inducted.