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A Season for the Ages Hes 65 and roughly 250lbs and for the most part he is about as average as you or me Almost except for one major thing he is the record holder of the most prestigious record in all of pro sports His name is Mark McGwire and the record is his 70 homeruns shattering the old record held by the Minnesota native named Roger Maris On the Major League Baseballs final day of the season Mark McGwire hit two mammoth homeruns to give him 70 on the year an astonishing 1 home run in every 73 at bats Mark started this quest for the record early in spring training setting his mind on accomplishing this one goal to be the king of all homerun hitters On the first day of the season Mark hit his first homerun of the season On a 1 ball no strike count in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs and the basses loaded Mark hit a Grand slam off of The LA Dodgers pitcher Ramon Martinez With that Grand Slam he became just the twenty-first player in Major League history to hit a grand slam in the season opener Now the quest was on he was now 61 homeruns from beating the record Overall Mark hit eleven homeruns in the seasons first twenty-seven games Mark really turned it on in the month of May In his next twenty-five games in the month of May Mark hit sixteen homeruns giving him twenty-seven homeruns so far With his sixteen homeruns in May McGwire tied Mickey Mantle for the most homeruns in May Then out of nowhere a familiar enemy of Marks shows its ugly head Mark misses three games with back spasms injuries are something that has plagued him most of his career On June 5th Mark is now healthy and ready to play In the first inning Mark came to the plate with a
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