Mark McGwire: A Biography
BORN: OCTOBER 1, 1963 IN CALIFORNIA
DRAFTED: OAKLAND'S FIRST ROUND (TENTH OVERALL) IN 1984
Throughout the 1998 season, the nation watched Mark McGwire chase one of the most revered records in all of sports: the single season home run record set by Roger Maris in 1961. On September 8, Big Mac hit his 62nd home run, and became a major league baseball legend.
Find out all about the amazing Mark McGwire, how he went from little league to the major leagues, how he rebounded from career-threatening injuries to accomplish the greatest achievement in recent sports history. No one will ever forget Mark's sensational 70 home runs and the exciting race against his friend Sammy Sosa to set the new single season home run record -- and how it brought fans back to baseball.
Read about one of baseball's best all-around players, a popular veteran
whose dedication and talent have led to a sensational record-breaking career!
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