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

70 for McGwire

September 27, 1998

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
70 for McGwire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 14, 2020
1. 70 for McGwire Marker
Inscription.  Mark McGwire finished a historic season by hitting his record-setting 70th home run. The race for the record between McGwire and Sammy Sosa (66 HR) of the Chicago Cubs brought many fans back to baseball after the 1994 players strike.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.3′ N, 90° 11.507′ W. Marker is in Downtown 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. Double Grand Slam (here, next to this marker); McGwire Tops Maris (here, next to this marker); 500 Home Runs (here, next to this marker); Three at Home (here, next to this marker); What a Beginning! (here, next to this marker); Big Shot for Big Mac (here, next to
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this marker); "For America" (here, next to this marker); Opening Day Slam (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Big Mac hits 70th home run (video). From MLB's YouTube channel, this is a video with Mark McGwire (a.k.a. Big Mac) hitting his then-record 70th single-season home run. Originally broadcast on Fox Sports Net and called by Joe Buck. (Submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. List of Major League Baseball progressive single-season home run leaders. This Wikipedia page lists the history behind what was once one of MLB's most-coveted records. McGwire's reign as single-season home run champion only lasted three years as Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants capped off the 2001 season with 73 homers. Both McGwire and Bonds' achievements were questioned in later years due to the steroids controversy. (Submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
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 75 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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