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Did You Know…

Mark McGwire hit a home run in every 10.6 at-bats – the best HR career ratio of any slugger to hit at least 100 homers.  McGwire hit 83 home runs in 6,187 career at-bats.

Did You Know…

Injuries limited Mark McGwire to only 423 at-bats in 1996, yet he still managed to hit 52 home runs, making him the player with the fewest at-bats to have a 50 home run season.  He broke Babe Ruth’s 1920 record of 54 homers in 458 at-bats.

**factoid courtesy – ‘Big League Trivia’

Did You Know…

Since the 1920’s, the only decade that did not produce a player with 50 homers in a season was the 1980s.  Led by Mark McGwire’s four consecutive 50-homer seasons from 1996 to 1999, the 1990s feature the most, with seven players combining for 12 seasons of 50+ homers.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’.

My take – I would love to get a similar stat for 50+ steal seasons.

Only Albert!!!

Watch closely to see where the ball lands…

Mark McGwire & Dan Patrick ESPN commercial

People used to love to laugh along with Mark McGwire when he was the ‘poster boy’ for baseball greatness.  Now, they’re still laughing but I think it may be for a different reason…