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Mark McGwire

Home Run Hero

Rob Rains

St. Martin's Press

The powerhouse player who's revolutionizing the game...

In 1998, Mark McGwire made baseball history by breaking the legendary 61-home-run record set by Roger Maris in 1961. Not only did the outstanding Cardinals player break Maris' mark, he surpassed it by hitting 70 in one season! Find out all the facts on McGwire, from his childhood in Southern California to his time with the Oakland A's, to his major league comeback with the St. Louis Cardinals. Learn what it takes to make baseball superstardom-and how to hit a home run on all of life's playing fields.

With eight pages of photos, plus new information on McGwire's record-breaking season!

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Mark McGwire
1HOME RUNS DON'T COME EASYIn Mark McGwire's dreams, the batter was standing at home plate, challenging the record for most home runs hit in a season. The pitcher was on the mound, waiting, ready to throw the ball."OK, here it is, try to hit it, let's see if you can do it," McGwire imagined the pitcher saying.He visualized the pitch. He visualized the swing. He saw the bat hit the ball and take off ...On September 8, 1998, McGwire's fantasy became reality. He wasn't dreaming any longer. He was standing at home plate, batting against Steve Trachsel of the Chicago Cubs, well aware
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  • Rob Rains

  • Rob Rains is the co-author of eight sports books. He wrote The St. Louis Cardinals: The 100th Anniversary History, as well as co-authored Red: A Baseball Life (with Cardinal Hall of Farmer Red Schoendienst) and Jack Buck: That's a Winner! (with broadcaster Jack Buck). A frequent contributor to The Sporting News, Rains and his family live in St. Louis.
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Mark McGwire

Home Run Hero

Rob Rains

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