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St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Opening Day Slam

March 31, 1998

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
Opening Day Slam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, June 14, 2020
1. Opening Day Slam Marker
Inscription.  Mark McGwire hit the first-ever Opening Day grand slam home run in Cardinals history. Cardinals fans responded with overwhelming excitement as McGwire set the tone for the historic run race of 1998.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 31, 1998.
 
Location. 38° 37.305′ N, 90° 11.505′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Shot for Big Mac (here, next to this marker); Like it Oughta Be (here, next to this marker); Three at Home (here, next to this marker); The Largest Crowd (here, next to this marker); McGwire Tops Maris (here, next to this marker); Hard-Hittin' Whiten (here, next to this marker); The Secret Weapon (a few steps from this marker); 70 for McGwire (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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 Mark McGwire's Opening Day grand slam in 1998. From the official MLB YouTube channel, this is a video of McGwire's grand slam that took place that day at Busch Stadium. Originally broadcasted on FOX Sports Network. (Submitted on June 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 19, 2022