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Mark McGwire's 70-home run season: A timeline of monster shots and memorable moments

Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs The ESPN 30-for-30 documentary "Long Gone Summer" wil夜网论坛l chronicle the 1998 home-run chase between the Cardinals' Mark McGwire and the Cubs' Sammy Sosa — a memorable season that has been tainted by steroids.  McGwire and Sosa both broke Roger Maris' single-season record of 61 homers that season. McGwire finished with 70 homers, and Sosa had 66. McGwire's record-breaking 70-homer season featured some memorable moments along the way.   MORE: 10 single-season feats we'll never see again McGwire started fast McGwire had 58 home runs in 1997 as part of a season he split between Oakland and St. Louis. McGwire’s first full season with the Cardinals started fast.  McGwire hit four homers with 12 RBIs in his first four games — all at Busch Stadium — to set the tone for a record-breaking season.  Excitement at the All-Star break  McGwire hit 30 or more homers by the All-Star break four times during his major league career, but he set a record with 37 homers at the break in 1998. Barry Bonds later broke the record with 39 homers in 2001.  Sosa was close behind with 33 homers. That generated an unmatched excitement for the second half of the season.  McGwire hit monster home runs  McGwire had five homers[......]

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