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This is about Mark McGwire breaking the home run record.
Mark McGwire and his 70 home run year
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  Mark McGwire - MSN Encarta
In 1998 McGwire hit 70 homers, breaking the single-season record of 61 set in 1961 by Roger Maris of the New York Yankees.
McGwire's record was eclipsed three years later by Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, who hit 73 home runs.
McGwire sustained a record-breaking pace throughout the season, with a steady number of home runs in March (1), April (10), May (16), June (10), July (8), August (10), and September (15).
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 Mark McGwire - RBIdb
McGwire's power rating of 942 ranks him fifth in the game and his pinch hit bonus power rating of 1006 is tops in the game.
McGwire is a frequent substitution for Willie Randolph at the top of the AL All Star order.
McGwire, who graduated from the same school as Dee-Nee Forums stalwart fightonusc, broke Roger Maris' single season HR record by hitting 70 in 1998 (a mark since passed by Barry Bonds).
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 Mark McGwire - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
McGwire won a silver medal with the USA amateur baseball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics; that team was coached by Rod Dedeaux, who had also been his college coach at the University of Southern California.
It is worth noting that McGwire admitted to taking the dietary supplement Androstenedione, one of the chemicals the body uses to produce testosterone, during the same year, although at the time it was not tested for by the MLB and was not against the rules at that time.
McGwire repeatedly denied using illegal performance-enhancing drugs in television interviews, he declined to do so under oath (as is his U.S. rights provide) when he appeared before the House Government Reform Committee on March 17, 2005.
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 Mark McGwire - BR Bullpen
McGwire came back to greater prominence in 1992 as a hitter, hitting 42 home runs with a batting average of.268, but teammate Dennis Eckersley was named both the American League MVP and also the Cy Young Award winner.
McGwire's chase of the home run record, with Sammy Sosa, is well-known, but what may not be as well-remembered is that he did not win the MVP award.
In 1998 and 1999, when McGwire hit 70 and 65 home runs, St. Louis finished in third and fourth place respectively, and it was Sammy Sosa and Chipper Jones who won the MVP awards in those years.
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 Mark McGwire Biography (Baseball Player) — FactMonster.com
McGwire played his first major league game in 1986 and was a star for the Oakland Athletics, winners of the 1989 World Series.
McGwire's refusal to answer questions about his own history caused a stir; he took a beating in the press and has since kept out of the public eye.
McGwire's use of a body-building drug, androstenedione, was much discussed during his record-breaking season; though legal in professional baseball, "andro" was banned by many other professional sports leagues.
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 Mark McGwire Biography | Sports Stars
Mark McGwire, the hard-slugging first baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals, belted his way into the record books in 1998 with the greatest home-run-hitting display ever.
McGwire has been one of the most feared hitters in the game since he hit 49 home runs as a rookie in 1987.
Mark David McGwire was born October 1, 1963.
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 Mark McGwire | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
McGwire, meanwhile, was hitting home runs at his typically unfathomable pace until a case of patellar tendinitis sidelined him virtually the entire second half.
McGwire set a rookie record with 49 homers and was the first rookie to lead the majors in homers since Al Rosen in 1950.
McGwire's home run is his 522nd moving him past Ted Williams and Willie McCovey for 10th place on the All-time list finishes with 147 RBIs on 145 hits, the first player ever to have more ribbies than hits; Jay Buhner, in 1995, came closest with 121 RBI on 123 hits.
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 Mark McGwire - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
McGwire was a prolific power hitter during the 1990s.
McGwire's 1989 Topps card number is #70, the number of home runs he hit nine years later, plus the last two digits of that year are the year he broke the record in reverse (89, 98)
September 8, 1998, the day Mark McGwire hit home run #62 to pass Roger Maris on the all-time single-season list, was the major league debut of J.
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 Mark McGwire
Baseball fans around the world are excited and hoping that Mark McGwire, the man of the 90's will break Roger Maris' record of 61 homers which was set in 1961.
You see, Mark McGwire is a sinner: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)." All means everybody, including you and me. We're all sinners whether you accept this truth or not.
I know what some of you are going to say, "How do you know that Mark McGwire doesn't know Jesus Christ?" Well, the only way he could know Christ is to have a personal relationship with Him, that is, to accept Him into your heart as Lord and Savior.
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 CNN - Review: 'Mark McGwire: Home Run Hero' - November 6, 1998
Even after McGwire chose to concentrate on baseball, he was known more as a dominant pitcher than a power hitter.
Mark missed the last game of the season, and a chance at 50 home runs, to be with his wife, Kathy, as she gave birth to their son, Matt.
McGwire hit a rough stretch that saw the end of his marriage, a disastrous '91 season when he had a.201 batting average, and a string of back and foot injuries.
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 Mark McGwire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McGwire was raised with his four brothers in a middle-class neighborhood in Anaheim, California.
McGwire began his career with the Oakland A's in 1986 and played there until 1997, prior to being traded to the St.
Perhaps Mark McGwire's most famous home run with the A's was in Game 3 of the 1988 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former A's closer Jay Howell.
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 Mark McGwire's Little Helper: The Androstenedione Debate by John Hoberman
The shock and confusion provoked by the private drug use of an emerging folk hero provided a dramatic demonstration of how far we are from a working social consensus on the ethics of boosting the various capacities of the human organism, whether they be athletic, sexual, or intellectual.
The McGwire case is atypical in that it resulted from the wandering eye of a reporter who set in motion an instructive and unsettling chain of events that will continue to unfold even after McGwire has hit his final home run of the 1998 season.
The idea that elite athletes like Mark McGwire (or anyone) should have the unfettered right to ingest any drug of choice is very appealing from a libertarian point of view.
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 Mark McGwire--Just a Regular Guy
Mark McGwire the baseball player is not, as Lampkin said, a regular guy.
But Mark McGwire, the person, at least in one small slice of his personna that can be observed in his interactions with the media, is very much a regular guy.
As the lights from a couple of Cincinnati-based TV mini-cams were switched on, McGwire apologized for wearing a decorative baseball cap...saying that the bill of the cap shielded his eyes from the brightness.
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 Mark McGwire
When he slugged 70 home runs in 1998, the Cardinals' first baseman not only surpassed the old mark of 61 set by Roger Maris, but he also electrified a baseball nation that was riveted by every one of his at bats.
Mark followed up the magical season in which he was the Players Choice for Outstanding Player by slamming 65 homers in 1999 - the fourth consecutive season (and fifth overall) that he led the Major Leagues in big flies.
Mark is a very patient hitter (he walked an NL-record 162 times in 1998) who can drive the ball to all fields, although he hits most of his home runs to left.
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 Andro: Mark McGwire
So, it is possible that McGwire's performance benefitted from taking "andro." And unfortunately, this possibility casts a shadow over his accomplishment of a tremendously difficult feat.
McGwire has an obligation to be squeaky clean in his use of training aids and to avoid any suggestion that to win he is "saying yes to drugs."
Athletes should be expected to behave in a manner that reflects the highest values of good health and sportsmanship and that promotes the proper growth and advancement of the sport itself.
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 Amazon.fr : Mark McGwire: Home Run Hero: Livres en anglais: Rob Rains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The thing about McGwire is that he's soooo big--and not just in physical stature--that he can't be reduced, especially when his biographer produces what is essentially fans' notes.
The McGwire that Rains portrays is thoughtful and engaging--a man who, despite his outsized talent, grips priorities as well as a bat.
In 1998, Mark McGwire made baseball history by breaking the legendary 61-home-run record set by Roger Maris in 1961.
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 Mark McGwire - Search Results - MSN Encarta
In 1998 McGwire hit 70 homers, breaking the single-season record of 61 set in...
With a crack of the bat, Mark McGwire sent his 62nd home run of the 1998 season over the left-field fence of Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri,...
After breaking Roger Maris’s single-season record of 61 home runs earlier in September, St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire continued to blast homers...
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 Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire hitting seventy home runs this season gave baseball a much needed attendance boost.
During the end of the season when McGwire was working for the home run record, every game he played in had a sold out crowd.
Mark McGwire hitting seventy home runs greatly restored baseball as America's great past time.
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 Amazon.com: Mark McGwire: A Biography: Books: Jonathan Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The story of Mark McGwire's life, from little league to the major leagues, and how he rebounded from career-threatening injuries to accomplish the greatest achievement in recent sports history.
When Mark was a kid he actually hated baseball and loved golf, but his parent's told him they really wanted him to play baseball so Mark finally agreed and at his first at bat he hit a home run.
In Mark's professional years he is probably going to be most famous for hitting 62, home runs but when he started he was horrible.Mark said it was a slump but the media thought different but after he starting hitting well, he was right.
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 Mark McGwire Memorabilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mark had been hitting home runs at an incredible pace for the last several years, but few could have imagined how he would shatter the previous record.
But the way in which Mark crushed the record in the summer of 1998, and the classy way in which he conducted himself under great pressure, really impressed fans and experts alike.
Mark is known for his sweet swing as well as his unmatched power.
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 ►► Mark McGwire Bats
Mark McGwire will not just go down as one of the greatest home run hitters of all time but as one of the most accomplished athletes in sports history.
Mark ended the unforgettable 1998 season with a mind-boggling 70 home runs to set the new all time single season home run record.
Mark McGwire has hand signed this Rawlings Game Model Bat and is a special Limited Edition of only 500.
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Mark McGwire’s Tremendous Success Mark McGwire is one of the most electrifying figures in sports today.
Whenever people walk into a ballpark to watch Mark McGwire on the field, people can believe he is a dedicated player to the game of baseball.
McGwire has had much success because of all the hard practicing he does to get better each day.
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 Mark McGwire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A screaming liner that McGwire himself didn't thing would make it out was hit so fast that it didn't have time to drop until it passed the wall and landed 341 feet from home plate (204 feet shorter than a home run earlier in the year at Busch!).
When McGwire realized it was gone, he jumped up and raised his arms and almost went past first base without tagging it.
At the postgame celebration, the Cardinals presented McGwire with a red '62 Corvette for his 62 HR and Comissioner Bud Selig presented him with a new award.
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