By The Sporting News, Rob Rains, Sports Publishing Inc
Mark McGwire made 1998 a season to recollect for baseball enthusiasts around the globe while he blasted a list 70 domestic runs. ahead of turning himself into essentially the most respected hitters within the video game, although, he needed to triumph over terrible eyesight and a number of accidents. Rob Rains seems at how McGwire speedy grew to become a mythical determine in St. Louis, and the way hitting a house run in his first Little League at-bat replaced his occupation aspirations.
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Page 57 Three consecutive Rookies of the Year wore the Oakland uniformJose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and Walt Weiss. Mark wasn't sure what to think as he prepared to join the Cardinals and leave the A's, but he knew he still was eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season, giving him the option to decide where he wanted to play. His former manager, Tony LaRussa, was now running the Cardinals, and he Page 58 was willing to go to St. Louis, play out the rest of the season, and see what happened.
It seemed as if everybody in St. Louis was wearing a red jersey with "McGwire 25" on the back, and his accomplishments were the talk of the town. All of that intention still makes Mark very uncomfortable. "You don't play this game to get attention," Mark said. "You play this game because you are talented and you are good at it, and it's fun. " About the only aspect of the game that Mark doesn't enjoy is the way all professional athletes are turned into "role models" for young people. "My theory on this is that you don't know an athlete's background," Mark said.
I think he's still a major league prospect as a pitcher. " Mark was thinking about a career in baseball, but he also thought about what he might do if he didn't play baseball. He was interested in law enforcement, and he probably would have pursued a career as a police officer if he had not gone into baseball. Mark was continuing to improve, however, and as a junior he set a school record by blasting 32 homers. His single-season total tied what had been the USC career record. Instead of being projected as a pitcher, Mark now was being watched by scouts ready to select him with their team's first pick in the 1984 draft as a power-hitting first baseman.
Mark McGwire: Mac Attack (Superstar Series Baseball) by The Sporting News, Rob Rains, Sports Publishing Inc