Drugs are a big issue in the sports industry. Many athletes will take performance-enhancing drugs, such as steroids, to help them play better. These types of drugs should not be allowed because it gives the player a greater advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. This issue could be solved if there was monthly drug testing and if the drug was not so easy to get ahold of. Many major league baseball players are getting caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Mostly power hitters and pitchers will use these steroids.
In 1889, Bud Galvin became the first man to use steroids in american sports when he tried to inject hormones from animals into himself. “Charles Brown-Sequard's "Elixir of Life," which became the earliest known performance enhancing drug in American professional sports when Pud Galvin of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys used it in 1889” (VICE). Since then steroids have been a staple in american sports, especially the game of baseball. When people think of the best player in baseball many people will say without even thinking about, Babe Ruth, the great yankee slugger who hit close to 720 homeruns in what people will call the dead ball era. Babe Ruth, however may have been using some sort of performance enhancing drug when he was still playing with
From lifting weights or using performance enhancing drugs; high school athletes, professional athletes, and bodybuilders wants to get bigger and stronger. From using drugs such as creatine and anabolic steroids. Creatine is an increases the body’s ability to produce energy rapidly according to Risher. Anabolic steroids, an organic compound with four rings arranged in a specific configuration. Both substances are being abused by high school and professional athletes that want to gain muscle in a short period of time.
Every couple of weeks or so, you hear stories of professional athletes having their sport taken away from them, because of the drive to be the biggest, strongest and best they could be. Due to this drive, they begin to use Performance Enhancing Drugs. PED’s are a danger to athletes and their health, and they should remain banned. Some of these dangers are cardiovascular difficulties, dangerous side effects, and illness in the liver.
Major league baseball players are at the most competitive level now than they have ever been. Some may think it is for the use of performance-enhancers. Many players are getting caught using steroids and other enhancers. Some of the greats have lost their records and accomplishments they made because they used enhancers. Baseball players are using performance-enhancers to get to the top of the game and stay. Steroids are the common enhancer to use because it brings results fast. The effects can be worse than the results. Drug abuse can be life threatening. Athletes need to think about their future, such as family, friends, and their own life. Athletes have been using drugss for many years and will keep using for many more. Major League Baseball
The year 1998 was considered to be one of the most exciting years of baseball. Mark McGwire, first baseman for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and Sammy Sosa, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs were teeing off Home Runs in the midwest sky. Both Sosa and McGwire were chasing Roger Maris’s seemingly “unbeatable” record. In 1961, Maris hit 61 Home Runs, setting the record for most home runs in a single season. Throughout the years, players came close, but were unable to break the seemingly invincible record, until the 1998 season. Then, not only did one player surpass the 61 home run mark, but two players did: McGwire ended the season with 70 hits; while Sosa ended with 66. This was an exciting time for the MLB, 1998
Hank Aaron was a Major League Baseball player that is considered by many the greatest baseball player ever. He played right field for the Milwaukee Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. on April 8th, 1974 he hit his 715th home run, which broke the then record of 714 held by Babe Ruth.
Wrigley Field is a significant landmark in Chicago, being around for over one hundred years (101 yrs.) Not only is it historical in Chicago but it is the second oldest ballpark in the United States. Wrigley Field is currently home to the Chicago Cubs but also holds other events. Such events at Wrigley have been a circus to a rodeo, concerts to a hockey game. Wrigley Field has significant history for Chicago and also is an wonderful tourist attraction. From the Goat Curse to the 2009 NHL Winter Classic, Wrigley Field has held important events and also has witnessed them. Wrigley Field has historical significance because of its history, stories and traditions, and its familiarity in Chicago.
Steroids have been used a lot longer than some may realize. Steroids have even been dated back to Ancient Greece, where Greeks used testicular and plant extracts to get an edge on their opponents (Walker,2008). Major League Baseball has been around since 1869, which is why baseball is considered America’s pastime. Recently, those players have looked for an edge on other players, and will do anything to get that edge. This is why performance-enhancing drugs became a problem in Major League Baseball. Because of this, Major League Baseball took a stand. Major League Baseball created a strict drug policy that
Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), are substances that are used to improve any form of activity performance in humans. The steroids era of baseball refers to a period of time in Major League Baseball in the late 1980s through the late 2000s. This was when a number of players were believed to have used performance-enhancing drugs, resulting in increased offense production throughout the game. The statistics produced by the players using PEDs were unlike any other era in Major League Baseball. Some of baseball’s biggest sluggers at the time were under the microscope when the news of steroid use became popular. Jose Canseco, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGwire were possibly the biggest headlining names during the steroid era in baseball. Since using performance enhancing drugs in baseball is considered cheating, then the players who tested positive for PEDs should be excluded from the baseball Hall of Fame.
“The strike got me, man,'' Goose Gossage told USA TODAY Sports. "It got a bunch of us. We faded in, and we faded out. I never did announce my retirement. Even today, 20 years later, I still haven't announced my retirement. You don't leave the game. The game leaves you''(qtd. in Nightengale). Major League Baseball’s 1994 strike had many adverse effects, including the lack of a world series, the end to Michael Jordan’s baseball career, the termination of the Montreal Expos franchise, and the halt of Tony Gwynn’s race to baseball immortality.
“Before steroids, records were made to be broken. Now they’re stolen,” is a quote that many know. The number of athletes who use steroids is staggering. First of all, the health effects could create huge problems for the athletes. Next, the consequences for using steroids are huge. Lastly (transition), many athletes that use steroids are better than their opponents, by cheating. Athletes that use steroids should have bigger consequences.
Many people see steroids as a bad thing, but some medicines that doctors give to us contains anabolic steroids. We asked the question should we use steroids or should we ban the use of steroids. A list of articles i found tell tell us and argue about the use of steroids and the types of steroids. We see them as a negative thing but some of us need them for our daily lives.
How would a professional athlete feel if another one won the Most Valuable Player award while using Anabolic Steroids or in other words cheating? Most likely not very good. Athletes using Performing-Enhancing Drugs (PEDS) has been a problem for over twenty years now in multiple sports. Professional Athletes intake of Anabolic Steroids is a reoccurring problem in every sport due to it being tremendously unhealthy, it’s illegal; also it gives players unfair advantages of others.
One of these is the negative effects of the drugs on the person taking the PEDs. Taking PEDs can take a major toll on your health, so that is why PEDs should not be allowed in sports. Steroids and creatine are two major supplements that are used by athletes. It has been documented that use of these causes major health risks like kidney and liver damage. PEDs have shown no long-term rewards just some short-term like strength and speed. Another bad thing that PEDs can cause is bad acne, an increase in good and bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, and violence, rage, and anger issues. Another downside of doping is if you get caught doping, you could never compete again as an athlete. They can make you bald, give you mood swings, Depression issues, They are addictive, and they can also make your tendons more likely to become sore or