The Best Of 1998 Sports

1 MARK MCGWIRE Starting right with spring training, all of baseball was focused on one man. The riddle that every fan pondered (and every reporter posed to McGwire): If Babe Ruth hit 60 homers in 1927, and Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961, could McGwire hit 62 in 1998? McGwire mocked the question, hitting an incredible 70 over the fence. And they were 70 big ones: four went more than 500 ft. The St. Louis Cardinals' batting practice became a show in itself with crowded outfield seats; his practice shots got bigger cheers than real ones at most stadiums. But more...

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