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Summers of the Long Ball Frauds

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the congressional hearings conducted on March 17, 2005, to probe drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB). On March 17, 2005, the Steroid Era crisis hit critical mass as a ... More


Epilogue: Brave New Game

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This epilogue reflects on the history of drug and alcohol abuse in baseball, first by recounting the story of Seattle Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez. Known as A-Rod, Rodriguez has become the most ... More


Introduction: The Last Pure Place

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book charts the history of drug and alcohol use in Major League Baseball (MLB). It aims to recover the story of baseball and drugs from the tyranny of baseball mythology by analyzing the ... More


Barry Bonds: Of Passion and Hostility

Lisa Doris Alexander

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores how Barry Bonds became one of the most hated athletes in baseball history. It traces the fans’ contempt for Bonds during his first years in baseball in 1985, as they got the ... More


Lost in Translation: Voice, Masculinity, Race, and the 1998 Home Run Chase

Shelley Lucas

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the elevation of Sammy Sosa’s and Mark McGwire’s reputations during the 1998 Major League Baseball season and the subsequent decline of their image as sports legends. It notes ... More


Marion Jones: Equity through Infamy

Roberta J. Newman and Joel Nathan Rosen

in A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the female track and field athlete Marion Jones’ fall from grace. Once seen as the country’s dream girl, Marion Jones’ involvement with performance-enhancing drugs caused her to ... More


Human athletics: A link to nonhuman animals?

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

in Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Human fascination with performance in large part stems from an obsession over humans’ own athletic abilities, as well as over human limitations. When viewing a hummingbird zip around the yard or a ... More


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