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2005

University of Central Florida

Business

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Congress, Mark McGwire, Baseball, MLB, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Anabolic steroids, Ethics

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Congress, Mcgwire, And Steroids, Richard C. Crepeau Mar 2005

Congress, Mcgwire, And Steroids, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

For those of us who spent a significant part of our professional time and energy in the study of the 1950s, the current hysteria over steroids in the House of Representatives evokes definite historical memories. For some of us it even recalls memories of childhood when "Point of Order Mr. Chairman" was shouted across the schoolyard. This is not to equate the hearings of the House Committee on steroids in baseball, with Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hearings on Communists in government. It is however meant to draw some parallels and raise some questions.