"I think he felt he was as good, had the same amount of tools, as the (Ken) Griffeys and Bondses and McGwires."
Ruth, Mark McGwire and Sosa are the only players to have four 50-homer seasons.
No slugger ever has hit as many homers in a five-year period as has Sosa in the run that began with his magical duel with McGwire in 1998.
Sosa never had been a major player on the national stage before the duel with McGwire in '98, but he flashed his potential two years earlier.
How many McGwires were playing in the '40s, '50s and '60s?
Do you believe that managers like John McGraw, Paul Richards, Leo Durocher, and Bill McKechnie are turning over in their graves watching the McGwires, Sosas, and Griffeys taking over the game?
The Wrongful Truths of Mark McGwire (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3933:the-wrongful-truths-of-mark-mcgwire&catid=26:editorials&Itemid=39)
Quotes from Mark McGwire's Interview with Bob Costas (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3932:quotes-from-mark-mcgwires-interview-with-bob-costas&catid=48:ei-mlb-network&Itemid=82)
Victor Conte: "I respect Mark McGwire for finally coming forward and telling the truth" (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3931:victor-conte-qi-respect-mark-mcgwire-for-finally-coming-forward-and-telling-the-truthq&catid=30:mlb-news&Itemid=42)
In addition to setting the major league single season record with his seventy home runs in 1998, Mark McGwire set a National League record with 162 bases on balls.
Twenty-eight of McGwire's bases on balls were intentional (IBB).
McGwire was hit an unremarkable six times during the 1998 season.