Performance Enhancing Drugs

Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez was but is no longer a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played for multiple teams, he played for the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chiacago White Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Eda Rhinos.He retired instead of having a 50 game suspension. Almost all of the Tampa Bay Rays used steroids. He said his doctor persripted medication for him because of a personal health issue. The medication his doctor gave him was banned. The steroid/medication they found was called testosterone.

He claimed his doctor prescripted him medication for a personal health issue.

Do the Math!

My graph explains the top 25 home run hitters that used PED's. Some of the players that played prior to "steroid era"(light blue) we're

Mel Ott, Ernie Banks, Eddie Matthews, Willie McCovey,

Ted Williams,Jimmie Foxx, and Mickey Mantle. Some players that played during the "steroid era"(dark blue) we're Eddie Murray, Frank Thomas, Jim Thome and Ken Griffey Jr. The players in the MLB that we're implicated in PED use(pale pink) we're Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds. The players that we're suspended by MLB for PED use(orange) we're Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez.

Some players that admitted to using band substances(neon pink) we're Gary Sheffield, Alex Rodriguez and Mark McGwire.

Some of the active players(yellow) we're Gary Sheffield, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and

Ken Griffey Jr.

A Little Bit Of History!!!

Some of the most common PED's are

Clenbuterol and Winstrol.


Clenbuterol is not a true steroid. It is used by athletes as a preformance-enhancing drug because of the anabolic nature of the drug. Clenbuterol raiases the internal temperatue. Even a minor change in body temperature can make a big difference in weight and muscle.


Winstrol is a synthetic anabolic steroid made from testosterone. Athletes and body builders use it. It is usually used to treat disorders and specific conditions such as anemia and angioedema.