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  • What Is Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

    drugs, they can become more permissible, because they are all becoming more and more “rigorous” (accurate) day by day. Like mentioned before, athletes in baseball have been using PED’s during the past few decades, including during our millennial age today. A few examples are Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Mark McGwire, and Jose Canseco. All of these athletes have been well-known throughout baseball, particularly with their power. Barry Bonds (who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants) broke the all-time record for most home runs in a single season (September of 2001), as well as the all-time record for most home runs in a career (756) on August 7, 2007, breaking Hank Aaron’s previous record (755). He finished his career with a total of 762 home runs. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Barry Bonds had been receiving “cream” and “clear” substances from his personal trainer, Greg Anderson, during the 2003 season, but he denied it when giving his testimony on Dec. 4, 2003 (reported Dec 7, 2007). There had been many concerns during the 2003 season that Barry Bonds had been using steroids, but has always denied. In September of 2003, an investigation was launched. Barry Bonds would eventually admit to using PED’s in the near future. Alex Rodriguez, also known as “A-ROD”, has been an all-star sensation ever since he debuted with the Seattle Mariners when he was just 18 years old. Flashy glove, great arm, and had a powerful bat. He hit well…

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  • Why Do Professional Athletes Use Steroids?

    leagues should duplicate their policy. Barry Bonds is one of the greatest players to ever play. At the same time Barry Bonds is one of the most controversial baseball players to ever play in the MLB. As many would know that Barry Bonds is the career leader of home runs, but many wouldn’t know that at the beginning of Barry Bonds career he was a thin fast outfielder who stole more bases than home runs. When Bonds first appeared in the MLB, he was a thin 185 pounds, when he retired from baseball…

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  • Barry Bonds Research Paper

    Barry Bonds, a seven-time National League Most Valuable Player and, 14-time All-Star, holds the Major League Baseball (MLB) record in career home run with 762. Even with these records and accolades, Barry Bonds is considered to be one of the most polarizing players of all time. This controversy stems from his history of using performance enhancing drugs (PED). In fact, from a recent Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) ballot he received under 50 percent of the vote when he needed at…

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  • Steroids In Baseball

    since 1991, even though they did not start league wide testing until 2003. And even though they are outlawed, many still use steroids and get away with it. This gives them an unfair advantage and if not used properly can ruin not only their careers, but their lives. I believe that steroids should become legal in the MLB to level the playing field. Many people cheat and get away with it, while others get suspended and fined for using. By legalizing for all, this would level the playing field for…

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  • Free Argumentative Essays: Is Doping In Sports OK?

    Is Doping in Sports OK? 73 home runs in a single MLB season. That is almost an unthinkable thing to accomplish at the highest level of baseball. When Barry Bonds completed this feat in 2001, many people speculated on whether or not he was helped in any way… they meant steroids. Doping, which is the use of steroids, is now a major issue within pro sports and has helped many athletes accomplish feats they might not have otherwise done. Even though doping does not always make that much of a…

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  • Steroid Era Essay

    When the star players are playing, the games are more exciting and ultimately more people are in the stands. Mark McGwire confessed using human-growth hormones to recover from injuries (CBSnews). Steroids were also used to prolong major league careers and extend players prime. In Barry Bonds’ case, his home-runs started coming when he was older, allowing him more productive seasons. Ultimately, steroids helped players heal quicker and extend their careers. There were many negatives to the…

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  • Baseball Hall Of Fame: A Case Study

    coverage pertaining to the steroid era in Major League Baseball, along with the fan’s opinions of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro. These three players previously tested positive for steroid use throughout their time in the Major Leagues. While all three of these players showed remarkable talent throughout their Major League careers, their statistics will always be tainted, which influences peoples opinions on whether or not they should be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Steroids In Baseball

    accused players. After a player tested positive the first time, they were given a fifty game suspension. The second time a player is caught, they are given a hundred game suspension. And if a player is found to have used steroids for their third time, they are banned from the MLB for life. (Baseball Steroid Suspensions). The most recent and known suspension involves Alex Rodriguez who was suspended for 211games (Baseball Steroid Suspensions). Moreover, players can be affected by losing their…

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  • Hank Aaron's Contribution To The Game Of Baseball

    Hank Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, influenced many by his actions on and off the diamond. Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 5, 1934. He was the the third of eight children in his family and the child of Herbert and Estella Aaron. Hank grew up fascinated about the sport of baseball. Any amount of free time Hank had he was playing some type of baseball. He grew up playing with only a stick and bottle caps. Herbert would occasionally make him baseballs…

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  • Baseball Observation Essay

    I look around the stadium and see kids looking up to their parents for attention as some of them are having a hard time in the heat and sitting still in a chair. Although observing the game of baseball is entertaining, observing the people is also. Different ages and different backgrounds don’t matter as anyone who loves baseball bonds on this Saturday afternoon to root for the Braves. The smells, sounds, and how I feel are tremendous, but sight during a baseball game is crucial. There are so…

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