The New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica went in a different direction, writing, "If Mark McGwire
can get back into the good graces of baseball then so can Barry Bonds (who broke McGwire
's single-season record by hitting 73 home runs three years later).
isn't the only one who is delusional about the steroid era, as comments by others on Big Mac's Confession Day proved.
SO FORMER OAKLAND A's star Mark McGwire
took steroids and he did so in the year he set Major League Baseball's short-lived record for home runs in a season while with the St.
Synopsis: A majority of baseball fans think Mark McGwire
should be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, although only a relatively small minority believes he should be elected in 2007, the first year he is eligible.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- When he retired following the 2001 season, Mark McGwire
appeared to be a first ballot lock into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Already Cooperstown-bound in 1998 with three Most Valuable Player awards to his credit, Bonds succumbed to pathological jealousy as the home-run race between Mark McGwire
and Sammy Sosa monopolized the attention of the fans and media.
When Mark McGwire
shattered Roger Mans' single-season homerun record, The Sporting News ran a story on the changes that McGwire
had made in his swing.
That year, Sosa and Mark McGwire
battled to set the home-run record, with McGwire
hitting 70 and Sosa 66.
When slugger Mark McGwire
started his home run streak this spring, meteorologists in the central United States were watching a different sort of hitting record in the making.
ended his spectacular season as mightily as he started it, hitting his record 69th and 70th homers in the St Louis Cardinals' final game, a 7-6 victory over the Montreal Expos.
is so good at belting a pitch into the bleachers, he's been compared to home-run legends like Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron.
St Louis Cardinals' hitter Mark McGwire
had just scored his 61st home run of the season, tying Roger Maris' alime single-season record, set in 1961.