Expect an attack on the record books in '03

From Sammy Sosa's 500th home run to Roger Clemens' 300th win, many milestones could be set in 2003.

Originally Published: March 14, 2003
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Get out your record books. Examine your all-time statistical leaders. Review the careers of Lefty Grove, Mel Ott and Spud Chandler. The Major League Baseball season opens soon, at which time the assault on some of the greatest numbers in sports will begin.

It will start where everything starts these days, the home run. From 1946 through 1959, there were no new members of the 500-home run club. The years 1967 and 1971 were the only ones in which two players hit their 500th career home ...

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