The Baseball Hall Of Fame

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Every November ballots are prepared, dated, and mailed out to the select few honorary members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. In their hands rests a piece of paper and the opportunity to cap off the storied career of a former Major League Baseball player by allowing him to reach the pinnacle of the game. Being voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame is the highest honor a player can achieve. But reaching what seems to be the culmination of a career is not at all an easy feat. For a player to even be considered for the honor they must meet the requirements proposed by the hall of fame. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame website, “Any player on Baseball’s ineligible list shall not be an eligible candidate.” To this day, there is no mention of performance enhancing drugs being a factor to keep someone off the ballot and into the hall of fame. With that being said, it proposes this question deeply rooted in ethics. Should a player be allowed into the National Baseball Hall of Fame if they at any time used performance-enhancing drugs?
There are a few parts in the film Bigger, Faster, Stronger that relate to and talk about the use of steroids in Major League Baseball. One of the scenes that stood out the most when I watched the film was when Chris Bell (2008) says the following, “But things are different now. And even baseball 's changed from when my dad was growing up. And now when I think of baseball I don 't think about the Babe or Hammerin
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