Marking McGwire

Marking McGwire: #65, #65 1/2

Home run #: 65 Date: September 20 Opponent: Milwaukee Brewers Location: County Stadium Pitcher: Scott Karl Score: 0-0 Inning: 1 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 423 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 63 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 52 We said last time that if you wanted a seat to history, County Stadium in Milwaukee was the place [...]

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Marking McGwire: #64

Home run #: 64 Date: September 18 Opponent: Milwaukee Brewers Location: County Stadium Pitcher: Rafael Roque Score: 0-2 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 1 Distance: 423 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 63 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 52 The last couple of weeks of the 1998 season were like a slow-motion boxing fight when it came to [...]

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Marking McGwire: #1

Home run #: 1 Date: March 31 Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Ramon Martinez Score: 0-0 Inning: 5 Outs: 2 Runners on: 3 Distance: 364 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 0 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 1 Mark McGwire wasted no time showing that his power surge at [...]

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Marking McGwire: #2

Home run #: 2 Date: April 2 Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Frank Lankford Score: 5-5 Inning: 12 Outs: 2 Runners on: 2 Distance: 368 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 0 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 1 It’s a rare person that can remember all of the various Mark McGwire home runs [...]

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Marking McGwire: #3

Home run #: 3 Date: April 3 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Mark Langston Score: 3-9 Inning: 5 Outs: 0 Runners on: 1 Distance: 364 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 0 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 2 Unfortunately, given the way that 1998 played out with the Cardinals, this home run was [...]

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Marking McGwire: #4

Home run #: 4 Date: April 4 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Don Wengert Score: 3-2 Inning: 6 Outs: 0 Runners on: 2 Distance: 419 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 1 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 3 There’s no doubt that Big Mac came out of the gates smoking hot.  Even though Ken [...]

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Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 2 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 6 To hit 70 home runs in 162 games is an incredible feat, of course.  If it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be marking the 20th anniversary of it happening.  For one thing, it’s hardly ever 162 [...]

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Marking McGwire: #8

Home run #: 8 Date: April 17 Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Matt Whiteside Score: 3-3 Inning: 4 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 419 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 3 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 7 Apparently Mark McGwire did more than rain homers.  After his three homer game against the Diamondbacks, the [...]

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Marking McGwire: #9

Home run #: 9 Date: April 21 Opponent: Montreal Expos Location: Olympic Stadium Pitcher: Trey Moore Score: 0-0 Inning: 3 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 437 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 3 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 8 It was a weird quirk but, until April 21 of that legendary season, Mark McGwire had [...]

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Marking McGwire: #10

Home run #: 10 Date: April 25 Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies Location: Veteran Stadium Pitcher: Jerry Spradlin Score: 3-5 Inning: 7 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 419 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 5 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 8 Reaching double digits in home runs usually means you’ve had a pretty solid year.  I mean, if [...]

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Marking McGwire: #11

Home run #: 11 Date: April 30 Opponent: Chicago Cubs Location: Wrigley Field Pitcher: Marc Pisciotta Score: 1-8 Inning: 8 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 371 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 6 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 11 While obviously the home run exploits of Mark McGwire was the main story for the Cardinals, they came [...]

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Marking McGwire: #12

Home run #: 12 Date: May 1 Opponent: Chicago Cubs Location: Wrigley Field Pitcher: Rod Beck Score: 3-6 Inning: 9 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 362 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 6 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 11 Eleven home runs in one month is pretty snazzy.  However, it’s a six month season and, at [...]

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