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Today In Sports History for May 8

...a 2-0 lead, defeating Young America by the widest margin for a challenger since the 1871 America's Cup.1998 - Mark McGwire becomes the fastest player to hit 400 home runs when he connects in the third inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-08/today-sports-history-may-8
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For MLB, steroids cloud remains

...Leader George Mitchell, and Congress pressured Major League Baseball to toughen drug testing, which began in 2003.Mark McGwire, whose home-run chase in 1998 captivated the nation, admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs. So did former...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-24/mlb-steroids-cloud-remains
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Juneau sandlot player 'mining' baseballs in the valley

...numerous times.Past ABL players have included Barry Bonds, Aaron Boone, Chris Chambliss, Dave Winfield, Frank Viola, Mark McGwire, Mark Grace, John Olerud, C.J. Wilson, JT Snow, JD Drew, Jeff Kent and Doug Mientkiewicz, to name just a few...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-26/juneau-sandlot-player-mining-baseballs
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Martinez, Johnson, among 4 voted to MLB Hall of Fame

...on his third attempt after falling two votes shy last year.Steroids-tainted stars Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa again fell far short of half of the votes and appear to have little chance of reaching the necessary...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-01-07/martinez-johnson-among-4-voted-mlb-ha
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Today in sports history

...a month-long strike, is canceled along with the World Series in a vote by 26 of the 28 teams.1996 - Oakland's Mark McGwire becomes the 13th major leaguer to hit 50 home runs in a season with a homer in a 9-8 loss to Cleveland.2002 - Tim...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-14/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...pair of scoring passes and runs in a 23-yard reverse to become the NFL's career touchdown leader with 127.1998 - Mark McGwire becomes the third player in baseball history to reach 60 home runs, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-05
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Today in sports history

...Reynolds, and Michael Johnson finish in 2:54.29. Johnson has the fastest anchor leg in history at 42.97.1999 - Mark McGwire is the first player to hit 50 homers in each of four consecutive seasons, hitting Nos. 49 and 50 in the first game...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...World Championships or the Olympics, taking the 10,000 meters in a world junior record time of 31:32.92.1999 - Mark McGwire becomes the 16th member of the 500-home run club, hitting two homers - Nos. 500 and 501 - in the St. Louis Cardinals...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-05
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Today in Sports History

...Stadium. Sampras beats Michael Chang, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6, and Graf defeats Monica Seles, 7-5, 6-4.1998 - Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' 37-year-old home run record, lining historic No. 62 just over the wall in left field with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-08
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Abreu, deGrom voted 2014 MLB Rookies of the Year

...Abreu had a .581 slugging percentage to become the first qualifying rookie to lead the major leagues since Oakland's Mark McGwire in 1987, according to STATS. Abreu was sixth in batting at .317, tied for fourth in home runs with 36 and fifth...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-11-11/abreu-degrom-voted-2014-mlb-rookies-y
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