Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Mark McGwire, Steriods
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.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Congress, McGwire, and steroids" (2005). On Sport and Society. 699.