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  • 1. Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball Presentation by :Ivan Pichardo SLC: Liberal Arts
  • 2. The Importance
    • Grew up a baseball fan
    • Became a baseball fan during the “Steroid Era”
    • I play baseball and love baseball
  • 3. Could it had been prevented?
    • Major League Baseball could of prevent the “Steroid Era” Long before it blew up to be the monster it was.
    • Numerous Reports about players using steroids.
  • 4. Time Line
    • In 1980, a LA writer came out with a story claiming that Jose Canseco was the biggest steroid user
    • Numerous team called the 1989 A’s, the Oakland Raiders due to their size.
    • Anabolic steriod act was put out in the U.S making it illegal to sell, or use them.
  • 5. Continued
    • MLB baseball stated that any law or act put out by the U.S about drugs will be enforced in the MLB.
  • 6. Jose Canseco
    • Won rookie of the year
    • Couple years later, broke his wrost and missed half the year, still hit 36 homeruns.
    • Admitted to suing steroids and said it “ made him the player he was”
    • Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
    • Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball
  • 7. Alex Rodriguez
    • He was Baseballs Cover Boy
    • Won Rookie of the year
    • Signed a 10 year $250 million Contract With The Texas Rangers
    • Said he used steroids because “ there was a lot of pressure to perform and perform beyond good.”
    • He got himself another 10 year contract, this time 275 million during the time he used steroids
  • 8. Continued…
    • Said he stopped using steroids after the 2003 season
  • 9. Conclusion
    • MLB could have prevented the “steroid era” before it became the monster it set out to be.
    • They used to much time trying to find out when all the evidence was right there in front of their eyes.
  • 10. Work cited
    • Bryant, Howard. Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball. 1st. Edition Plume, 2006. 1-419. Print. InText (Bryant) Canseco, Jose. Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. 1st Ed. . It Books, 2006. 304. Print. InText (Canseco) Roberts, Selena. A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. 1st. Ed. Harper, 2009. 1-271. Print. InText (Roberts)
  • 11.
    • Smith, Gary. &quot;Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa Treated the Nation to a Home - 12.21.98 - SI Vault.&quot; Breaking News, Real-time Scores and Daily Analysis from Sports Illustrated – SI.com . 21 Dec. 1998. Web. 19 Dec. 2010. <http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1014828/index.htm>.
    • InText (Smith) Walker, Eric. “ Steroids, Other “Drugs”, and Baseball” (2009): n.pag.web. 15 Nov 2010 <http://steriods-and-baseball.com> InText (Walker) Roberts, Selena. &quot;Baseball's Steroid Era » List of Steroid Users, Implicated Players, Suspensions.&quot;Baseball's Steroid Era » News, Lists, Quotes, Timelines, Statistics. Web. 17 Nov. 2010. <http://www.baseballssteroidera.com/bse-list-steroid-hgh-users-baseball.html#manny-ramirez> InText (Roberts) Roberts, Selena. &quot;Baseball's Steroid Era » Performance-Enhancing Drugs List » Definitions, Side Effects.&quot; Baseball's Steroid Era » News, Lists, Quotes, Timelines, Statistics. Web. 17 Nov. 2010. <http://www.baseballssteroidera.com/bse-all-performance-enhancing-drugs-list-baseball.html>.
  • 12.
    • A-Rod admits, regrets use of PEDs. Perf. Rodriguez, Alex, Gamons, Peter. 2009, Film. <http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3894847>. This video is a confession. It was about Alex Rodriguez coming clean about his Pads use. He is interviewed by Peter Gammons, one of baseballs more famous people.  He regretted it and explained why he used it and when. This is a good source because its someone talking and telling me information. A-Rod is admitting to using PEDs and explains everything and anything he is asked. InText (Gammons), or (Rodriguez) Gaffney, Gary. &quot;Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog: MLB Allowed Stroids to Juice the Game.&quot; Steroid Nation . Web. 19 Dec. 2010. <http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nation/2010/07/hall-of-famer-whitey-herzog-mlb-allowed-stroids-to-juice-the-game.html>. InText (Gaffney) RHODEN, WILLIAM C. &quot;Why Should Baseball Keep Talking About the Past.&quot; Newyorktime.com . 12 Jan. 2010. Web. 19 Dec. 2010. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/sports/baseball/13rhoden.html>. Newspaper