“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Big Shot for Big Mac

May 16, 1998


— Greatest Moments —

Big Shot for Big Mac Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, June 14, 2020
1. Big Shot for Big Mac Marker
Inscription.  Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at Busch Stadium (1966-2005) a 545 ft. blast off the Marlins' Livan Hernandez. It was hit to dead center field and struck the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sign, which was marked with a large bandage for the rest of the season.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansHispanic AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1998.
Location. 38° 37.304′ 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. Opening Day Slam (here, next to this marker); Three at Home (here, next to this marker); Like it Oughta Be (here, next to this marker); McGwire Tops Maris (here, next to this marker); The Largest Crowd (here, next to this marker); 70 for McGwire
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(here, next to this marker); Hard-Hittin' Whiten (a few steps from this marker); Double Grand Slam (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals
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 90 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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