Marking McGwire

Marking McGwire: #15

Home run #: 15 Date: May 14 Opponent: Atlanta Braves Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Kevin Millwood Score: 1-0 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 381 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 7 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 15 By Mark McGwire standards, the first half of May was pretty slow.  Three home runs in the 13 [...]

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Marking McGwire: #16

Home run #: 16 Date: May 16 Opponent: Florida Marlins Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Livan Hernandez Score: 1-3 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 545 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 8 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 16 If there is one lasting image from 1998 that doesn’t come from September, it’s probably this one. On a [...]

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Marking McGwire: #17

Home run #: 17 Date: May 18 Opponent: Florida Marlins Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Jesus Sanchez Score: 0-5 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 476 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 8 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 16 Whether it was the warmer weather, a great groove, or some mix of the two, with the middle of [...]

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Opponent: Philadelphia Phillies Location: Veterans Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 8 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 16 As we’ve mentioned, Mark McGwire really heated up in the middle of May.  While he’d been hitting a home run every other day, he decided to clump a few together on a Tuesday night with the [...]

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Marking McGwire: #21

Home run #: 21 Date: May 22 Opponent: San Francisco Giants Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Mark Gardner Score: 0-1 Inning: 6 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 425 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 9 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 17 When Mark McGwire hit three home runs in a game in April, it took a while before [...]

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Opponent: San Francisco Giants Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 9 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 17 Just like a summer rainstorm in the midwest (and even this far south), sometimes it’ll come out of the blue but when it comes, it comes hard.  That was Mark McGwire‘s power at the end [...]

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Marking McGwire: #24

Home run #: 24 Date: May 24 Opponent: San Francisco Giants Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Robb Nen Score: 4-6 Inning: 12 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 397 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 9 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 18 Mark McGwire had a blast or four facing the Giants in this series, but the home run he [...]

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Marking McGwire: #25

Home run #: 25 Date: May 25 Opponent: Colorado Rockies Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: John Thomson Score: 3-0 Inning: 1 Outs: 2 Runners on: 0 Distance: 433 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 11 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 18 The number 25 never has been retired in St. Louis, given the suspicions and eventual confirmation of Mark McGwire‘s [...]

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Marking McGwire: #26

Home run #: 26 Date: May 29 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Qualcomm Stadium Pitcher: Dan Miceli Score: 6-0 Inning: 9 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 388 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 13 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 18 Even someone like Mark McGwire in 1998, when he seemed to be doing his best superhero impression, wasn’t [...]

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Marking McGwire: #27

Home run #: 27 Date: May 30 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Qualcomm Stadium Pitcher: Andy Ashby Score: 0-0 Inning: 1 Outs: 2 Runners on: 0 Distance: 423 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 13 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 18 We said yesterday that it’s tough for anyone to hit a home run every day.  But when you [...]

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Marking McGwire: #28

Home run #: 28 Date: June 5 Opponent: San Francisco Giants Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Orel Hershiser Score: 0-0 Inning: 1 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 409 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 17 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 22 If you are going to chase down a record, you need a lot of things.  You need [...]

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Marking McGwire: #29

Home run #: 29 Date: June 8 Opponent: Chicago White Sox Location: Comiskey Park II Pitcher: Jason Bere Score: 0-3 Inning: 4 Outs: 0 Runners on: 1 Distance: 356 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 20 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 24 Interleague play was still fairly new in 1998.  Young whippersnappers who have come to the game [...]

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