What Is Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

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Performance Enhancing Drugs. One of the most popular topics in all of sports, particularly baseball. It’s been around the game for the past few decades, and possibly even before that. When you think of Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PED’s for short, you think of a drug that are considered illegal, narcotic, or even dangerous, depending on how much you use. This stuff is no joke. These drugs are also considered an abusive substance, meaning you can do more harm to other people, other than just your body. It’s scary just to even think about it. Some of these substances can include dietary supplements, prescription medications, and illicit drugs. It’s intended to provide a generalized endorsement to eliminate the use of drugs, especially among athletes today. Some of the most famous baseball players in our era, or even in past years, have been caught using PED’s, i.e. Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, and even Mark McGwire. All three of these players considered one of the most popular athletes that were caught using PED’s while playing professional baseball player. But the real question is, what kind of PED’s are there? Each …show more content…
Louis Cardinals. In 1998, he had a battle with Chicago Cubs OF, Sammy Sosa, for most home runs in a single season. He had already broken the previous single season record of 61, which was originally set by Roger Maris with 61 for the New York Yankees. In 2005, he testified about injecting PED’s into his body from former stand-out Jose Canseco, but denied to the court that he has never used PED’s during his career. That was until January 11 of 2010, where McGwire admitted to using PED’s for a decade. Mark has then decided to have a career in coaching, where he has become a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is currently the bench coach for the San Diego

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