Hall of Fame vs. Steroids Essay

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Zachery Stephen Julie Ramon English 101 November 20, 2012 Hall of Fame vs. Steroids Seven-time gold glove winner, 298 career average, 762 home runs (all time record holder), 2558 RBI's, ten time all star, four time most valuable player, and 71 home runs in a season (major league record) considered by many the greatest hitter that ever lived no doubt this man should be a hall of famer. Right? According to most experts no because the man listed above is Barry Bonds who played in baseballs "steroid era" and is believed to have used performance enhancing drugs. According to buysteroids.net there is no exact and clear-cut definition for it , but loosely speaking, it is any substance intended to improve a particular physical skill-set or performance, particularly in the realm of sport competitions (Enhancing Drugs). The "steroid era" in baseball was from 1990 to 2006 where 129 players were linked to steroids and human growth hormones. The information will show why professional baseball players convicted of using performance enhancing drugs should not be admitted into the baseball hall of fame. Barry Bonds and other baseball players who would be considered for induction will be the focus. "I played one year in San Francisco [2002]. I watched Barry Bonds take 500 at-bats, and every single at-bat, he either hit a home run, or hit the ball harder than anyone on earth, or walked," White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. "He's the best hitter I've ever seen, and there isn't a close second, not just on this planet, but this galaxy. Righties, lefties, it didn't matter with Barry. Here's how good he was that year. The first game of the season, he hit a homer off Roy Oswalt in Houston to win the game. That gave him 659. He told us, 'I'm not going to hit any more home runs here, I want to tie Willie [Mays, at 660] at home.' The rest of that series, he got his hits, he hit

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