Big Mac Attack
Signature Game Sept. 8, 1998 - On the day that the Dow Jones made history with its biggest one-day point gain ever (380), Mark McGwire also stepped into history. In the Cardinals' 145th game, Big Mac scorched a low line drive off the Cubs' Steve Traschel for his 62nd homer of the season, breaking Roger Maris' record.
The drive was estimated at 341 feet, the shortest homer the St. Louis first baseman had hit this year. On his glorious trip around the bases, McGwire slapped hands with ...
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