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Charlie Sheen played Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn in the movie

Charlie Sheen played Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn in the movie

Charlie Sheen played Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn in the movie

Charlie Sheen has revealed he took steroids while making baseball film Major League.

The troubled actor told Sports Illustrated he took the performance-enhancing drugs "for like six or eight weeks" while filming the 1989 movie and claimed they helped his fastball go from 79 mph to 85 mph.

Sheen, who has made headlines recently for his erratic behaviour and his firing from TV show Two and a Half Men, said it was the only time he took steroids and they made him a bit more irritable than normal.

The star played Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn in the hit film, whose wayward pitches were often "jussst a bit outside," as Bob Uecker's character, radio broadcaster Harry Doyle, sarcastically announced during the comedy.

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