The Greatest Baseball Players Who Achieved Greatness Without Steroids
These are some of the greatest Major League Baseball stars of all-time, and each of them did it without steroids. So, lets get started with the greatest players in baseball history. Also, one more thing I have to add, there are some players that will not be named because I'm not going to take the time to mention every player in the all-time list that didn't take steroids. Anyway, this list will show cheaters in the MLB that you don't need steroids to make your status Hall of Fame like.
You can't get any better than this baseball player right here, and did he do what he did with steroids? No.
Another amazing ballplayer, Ted Williams didn't need performance enhancing drugs to get that .400 average. That is pure greatness, just like Ruth and many other players who do what they do without steroids.
Mickey Mantle, what could I say, possibly the greatest player of his era. Did he need steroids, no.
This is another perfect example. Ryan never took steroids, and still, no one could catch the Ryan express.
As much as a Yankee fan as I am, I have to admit it, Ortiz is with not a doubt in my mind, one of the greatest players in baseball history. No doubt a Hall of Famer, he didn't need steroids to accomplish greatness like A-Rod, Clemens, and Bonds.
Even Red Sox fans have to admit the sheer greatness of Derek Jeter, just like Ortiz, Ryan, and a lot of others, this man has been superhuman throughout his entire career. He may not be a home run hitter, but he is one of the best clutch hitters in MLB. I bet he is going to write a book one day about how he didn't need to cheat to accomplish Hall of Fame status.
I have named a lot of Yankees and Red Sox players, its time that I name a few other players from different teams. Take this amazing young star in Hanley Ramirez, if he makes the right choices in life he'll be a sure fire Hall of Famer.
There is not a doubt in my mind about this great player. He is one of the greatest home run hitters today, and without steroids. Unlike a lot of power hitters today who aren't really clutch, Manny will hit a homer up by five, down by five, game on the line, or anytime. Nice job Manny.
If you want, possibly, the greatest starting pitcher today, look no further than Johan Santana, he showed us during his entire career that he didn't need steroids to strike out some amazing batters and achieve his strike out numbers.
Here is another pitcher who may be the best in the ballgame, Mariano Rivera. He is probably the greatest pitcher that the Yankees have ever had, and even though K-Rod is still out there, even he can't compare to the greatness of Mariano. Look on any website, ask any person, they will all tell you the same thing if you ask who the best closer in baseball is today or all-time.
Without a doubt the greatest closer of his age, I will say that he is also the greatest closer in baseball only because he had to compete in more than two innings of baseball. So him and Mariano definitely are the greatest closers, just in different time frames.
Lets turn back the clock to the man who broke the color barrier, Jackie Robinson. He definitely didn't take steroids, yet he is honored as not only the man who broke the color barrier, but an amazing player.
Alfonso Soriano is an amazing ballplayer, unbelievable in fact. Possibly one of the most terrible trades that the Yankees ever made with Soriano. But then again they got a very good player from that trade.
Another great young player, fast, a great hitter, everything a team can want.
I give a lot of credit to the Red Sox for picking up this amazing star, he definitely does not need steroids to achieve his status.
Another amazing player, the Chairman of the Board is in the Hall of Fame for a reason.
1 - He is an amazing pitcher
2 - He is on the mound for every big game, and won the big games.
3 - He did not take steroids.
Koufax (right) is another one of the greatest pitcher I could bring up. He also did not take steroids, which I'm sure you already knew.
Its been a while since I've named a Red Sock, but Carl Yastrzemski is something else, one of the greatest players Boston ever had, aside from Williams of course.
His name says it all, his name is as known as Mickey Mantle or Babe Ruth. And especially the famous saying that is very touching, "I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee." Man, the Cubs missed the boat on this guy. If you don't know the story here it is, the Cubs could have gotten this legendary man, but unfortunately for them and very fortunately for us Yankee fans the Cubs denied because he had hurt his ankle getting in a car. They could have ended the Billy Goat curse with this guy.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Don't think I'm going to forget "The Kid"! This guy has done the impossible without steroids, just as everyone on this list has, learn from this guy, instead of taking steroids to become *great, notice the asterisk by great.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr... He achieved a record that will probably never be broken. I've asked this a lot, but really, did he need steroids to do what he did?
Alas, this slideshow has to end somewhere, and even though there are many, many, many players I could still bring up, but I'm choosing to end this with Willie Mays. Another man you MLB players could learn from, try to be as good as him, or just do your best, instead of taking steroids to get *better than this man (again, notice asterisk by better), and even if your not trying to be better than anybody by taking steroids, its still not right. Sorry to a bunch of players that I couldn't get to add such as Jose Reyes, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Christ Matthewson, and many more. But since this is over I'll say one more thing before I end this, Say Hey!