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

McGwire Tops Maris

September 8, 1998

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
McGwire Tops Maris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 14, 2020
1. McGwire Tops Maris Marker
Inscription.  Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record with his 62nd homer vs. the Chicago Cubs. The game was halted for 11 minutes while McGwire jumped into the seats to salute to the family of Roger Maris, whose record of 61 home runs in 1961 had stood for 37 years.
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 37.302′ N, 90° 11.506′ 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. Three at Home (here, next to this marker); 70 for McGwire (here, next to this marker); Big Shot for Big Mac (here, next to this marker); Double Grand Slam (here, next to this marker); Opening Day Slam (here, next to this marker); 500 Home Runs
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(here, next to this marker); What a Beginning! (a few steps from this marker); Like it Oughta Be (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding McGwire Tops Maris. McGwire's record-breaking 62nd home run was also the shortest of his during the 1998 season, at 341 feet.
 
Also see . . .  Buck calls McGwire's 62nd home run of 1998. From MLB's YouTube channel, this video shows McGwire's record-breaking home run, along with a pause in the game. McGwire saluting Maris' family is at 1:24 in the video. Originally broadcast on the FOX television network. Joe Buck (Jack's son) was the announcer. (Submitted on July 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
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 79 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photo   1. submitted on June 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 29, 2020