Yeah....don't care what Barry was taking there was about a six year period in his career where you could rarely sneak a fastball by him on the inside half. Lot of fun to see him turn on a pitch. He was as good a hitter as anyone I have seen in my life.Some of the best baseball players to ever put on a uniform will not get in due to the people who are doing the voting!! Barry Bonds should be in the HOF,he left my team to go to the Giants but as a fan im just looking at it as what his# where and if he was doing steriods why did nt the league suspend him or throw him out? Cause people came to see him hit and the league took the profits off it,same with A-ROD,Mcquier, and then the commisioner of that era gets in,go figure.
Rose. Why the hall not? If he played in NY or LA he would be in. If he is not allowed make him the standard. Don't measure up, buy a ticket like me. Waugh!
Actually did start in the 70s and 80s....1870s and 80's! Pud Galvin was using monkey testosterone and was in MLB from 1875-92.Yeah....don't care what Barry was taking there was about a six year period in his career where you could rarely sneak a fastball by him on the inside half. Lot of fun to see him turn on a pitch. He was as good a hitter as anyone I have seen in my life.
Mlb and everyone around the game knew what was going on despite what you hear. And it did not begin in the nineties......more like the late seventy's and early eighties.
Pud Galvin used steroids as a PED and was inducted in 1965. It's proven by literature of the period in which he played.Name someone in the HOF that used steroids as a performance enhancer. Than prove it and than we can talk about allowing someone in that used steroids.
Next tell me no one in the hall of fame bet on his own team while playing or managing a team. Anyone that would not bet on his own team should not be in the hall. Waugh!
Now Jim, he was known to drink the concoction on a regular basis. I do agree it probably had no effect on his performance (at least on the field:grin2. But, he was still the first MLB player to use a PED...he would have had a "hot" test!So he had a drink of some snake oil before ONE game. Like most elixirs of the time it was most likely just whiskey with spices and some castor oil.
Brown-Séquard was quite a controversial and eccentric figure, and is also known for self-reporting, at age 72, "rejuvenated sexual prowess after subcutaneous injection of extracts of monkey testis". Thousands of men tried the therapy. The endocrinologist Robert B. Greenblatt wrote that this therapy could not have possibly worked because, unlike the thyroid gland, the testes do not store the hormones they produce and, therefore, obtaining a therapeutic dose of testosterone directly from animal glands "would require about one-quarter ton of bull's testes." The positive response by many men is now thought to have been a placebo effect, but apparently this was "sufficient to set the field of endocrinology off and running."
Sure he took it to improve his baseball game or the bedroom game. Waugh!
I never claimed Pud's induction should be disallowed, merely stated he is the first known instance of what is now considered a banned substance (testosterone) in MLB. Granted, there is some question as to whether the form in which he was consuming it would even qualify under today's standards.Another point to ponder is that cocaine was legal back than and in the original recipe for coke a cola. So maybe monkey junk was also legal. We can not judge the past on current standards nor should we judge the present on the past. It was not a banned PED at the time. There were no banned PEDs at the time. Waugh!