Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Mark McGwire, Retirement
Retirement; McGwire, Mark, 1963-; Major League Baseball (Organization)
Mark McGwire has retired. He will be best remembered as the man who broke Roger Maris' single season home run record. He will be remembered in tandem with Sammy Sosa for that wonderful season of 1998 when the two of them chased Roger Maris across the sands of time and then both caught him. He will be remembered for the wonderful scene as he broke Maris' record. He will be remembered as one of the "Bash Brothers" who, along with Jose Canseco, redefined the term "long ball" and became a "murderer's row" of two.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Mark McGwire Leaves the Game: His Legacy" (2001). On Sport and Society. 190.