Carbo: I wanted Hernandez's arms broken

Carbo: I wanted Hernandez's arms broken

If former Red Sox World Series hero Bernie Carbo had a chance to speak with Keith Hernandez, he'd apologize for introducing him to a drug that ravaged his life and playing career.

About 25 years ago, however, Carbo said he wanted Hernandez hurt.

In an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that will air in its entirety on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET, Carbo -- best known for his Game 6 homer in the 1975 World Series, which set the stage for Carlton Fisk's timeless shot -- said he was willing to pay somebody to have Hernandez's arms broken.

Carbo's anger stemmed from a Sept. 6, 1985, appearance by Hernandez in Pittsburgh court, when the former All-Star first baseman testified that Carbo introduced him to cocaine.

"I knew some people, and I had $2,000, and I asked them to break his arms," Carbo told ESPN. "He said, 'I'll do it in two or three years if you want it done, but we're not going to do it today, Bernie. If we went and broke his legs today, or broke his arms, you don't think they would understand that you are the one that had it done?'"

Carbo admitted that throughout his 12-year Major League career, "Nobody did as many drugs as I did."

"I was addicting to the point where I couldn't play without the drugs," Carbo added.

Now 62, the former outfielder, who played for six different teams, said he's been clean and sober for 16 years and would be apologetic if he saw Hernandez again.

"If I was to be with Keith Hernandez today, I would tell Keith Hernandez, 'I'm sorry that I introduced you to the drug, and I'm sorry that I was your problem," Carbo told "Outside the Lines."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.