Baseball: McGwire moves one up on Sosa
Thursday 17 September 1998
McGwire hit a solo home run to left-centre field off Jason Christianson, the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, with one out in the ninth innings. Pittsburgh won 8-6 in the opening game of a double-header.
McGwire, who broke Roger Maris's 37-year-old record of 61 a week ago, hit the pitch 385 feet.
"People cheer `come on Mark, we want you to hit one.' Boom, he hits it," said Tony La Russa, the Cardinals manager. "How he does it, I have no idea. He is just remarkable."
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