Yearbook, Sept. 8: McGwire hits No. 62

September, 8, 2012
Sept. 8, 1998: Regardless of the steroid-stained aftermath, little was more thrilling back then than this day 14 years ago and the weeks leading up to it, which saw Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa jockey for position in their chase for Roger Maris' 61-home run mark.

McGwire made it first, with an out-of-the-ordinary liner over the Busch Stadium left-field wall -- off the Chicago Cubs' Steve Trachsel, with Sosa in right.

Mark McGwireBill Stover/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Mark McGwire Vincent Laforet/Getty Imahes
Mark McGwire, Sammy SosaElsa Hasch/Allsport
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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