Marking McGwire

Marking McGwire: #30

Home run #: 30 Date: June 10 Opponent: Chicago White Sox Location: Comiskey Park II Pitcher: Jim Parque Score: 1-0 Inning: 3 Outs: 1 Runners on: 2 Distance: 409 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 20 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 25 Thirty home runs is a heck of a season.  Jedd Gyorko was the last Cardinal to hit [...]

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Marking McGwire: #31

Home run #: 31 Date: June 12 Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks Location: Bank One Ballpark Pitcher: Andy Benes Score: 1-0 Inning: 3 Outs: 1 Runners on: 3 Distance: 438 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 20 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 26 It was probably a bit weird for Andy Benes to be looking across the field at the [...]

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Marking McGwire: #32

Home run #: 32 Date: June 17 Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Astrodome Pitcher: Jose Lima Score: 0-1 Inning: 3 Outs: 2 Runners on: 0 Distance: 437 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 25 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 26 For the fact that early in the year it look like just a coronation waiting to happen with Mark [...]

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Marking McGwire: #33

Home run #: 33 Date: June 18 Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Astrodome Pitcher: Shane Reynolds Score: 6-4 Inning: 5 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 449 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 25 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 27 Home runs can come in spurts.  After a few days without a long ball, Mark McGwire went deep in [...]

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Marking McGwire: #34

Home run #: 34 Date: June 24 Opponent: Cleveland Indians Location: Jacobs Field Pitcher: Jaret Wright Score: 0-7 Inning: 4 Outs: 1 Runners on: 0 Distance: 449 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 31 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 30 After back-to-back days with a home run a week ago, Mark McGwire went quiet with the bat as [...]

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Marking McGwire: #35

Home run #: 35 Date: June 25 Opponent: Cleveland Indians Location: Jacobs Field Pitcher: Dave Burba Score: 0-0 Inning: 1 Outs: 1 Runners on: 0 Distance: 461 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 31 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 30 Getting back to some old American League stomping grounds seemed to invigorate Mark McGwire.  He had two against [...]

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Marking McGwire: #36

Home run #: 36 Date: June 27 Opponent: Minnesota Twins Location: Metrodome Pitcher: Mike Trombley Score: 4-1 Inning: 7 Outs: 2 Runners on: 1 Distance: 431 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 32 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 30 It seems quaint now to think of interleague play as these blocks of time during the schedule when the [...]

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Marking McGwire: #37

Home run #: 37 Date: June 30 Opponent: Kansas City Royals Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Glendon Rusch Score: 0-4 Inning: 7 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 472 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 33 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 32 While Sammy Sosa‘s mark of 20 home runs captivated the nation and pushed him right into the [...]

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Marking McGwire: #38

Home run #: 38 Date: July 11 Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Busch Stadium Pitcher: Billy Wagner Score: 2-3 Inning: 11 Outs: 1 Runners on: 1 Distance: 485 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 35 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 36 The gap between #37 and #38 was a bit artificial because in there was the annual pause baseball [...]

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Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 35 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 36 As we’ve noted, if you want to make a run at a home run record, you are probably going to need to hit some homers in bunches.  After finishing off the Astros the day before with [...]

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Opponent: Los Angeles Dodgers Location: Busch Stadium End of day Sammy Sosa total: 36 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 38 After reaching the 40-homer level, Mark McGwire was pretty quiet for a couple of games.  He basically sat out one, only showing up as a pinch-hitter, but had two extra-inning games around that.  Through that, he [...]

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Marking McGwire: #43

Home run #: 43 Date: July 20 Opponent: San Diego Padres Location: Qualcomm Stadium Pitcher: Brian Boehringer Score: 4-1 Inning: 5 Outs: 0 Runners on: 1 Distance: 485 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 36 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 38 It’d been a while since the Cardinals had run into the Padres.  You may remember that Mark [...]

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