1998 HEADLINE: Mark McGwire Becomes First Player In MLB History To Hit 50 HR’s in 3 Consecutive Seasons
On this day in 1998, Mark McGwire became the first player in major league history to reach or surpass the 50-Home Run mark in three consecutive baseball seasons.
With strong numbers, ‘Big Mac’ solidified himself as one of the greatest sluggers in the game’s incredible history of power hitters.
1996 – 52; 1997 – 58; 1998 – 70. And just for good measure, McGwire connected for 65 homers in 1999 extending the baseball record to 4 straight years.
Happy Anniversary ‘Big Mac’!!!