MARK McGUIRE HITS HIS 70TH HOME RUN
THE CARDINALS SLUGGER SMASHES ALL HOME RUN RECORDS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 28, 1998
The front page has a simply huge number 70 with an almost full page color photograph of the St. Louis slugger pointing to the fans as he rounded the bases. The Sports section features a 3″ banner stating: “SWING KING.” Other headlines read: “Amazing! McGuire hits two to finish with 70 homers.” “Even Cardinals slugger can’t believe he did it.” “Blasts were a rocket for baseball and our hearts.”Large color photo of McGuire raising his cap to the fans, with a small one showing him connecting for his 70th home run. This is the full story with details, statistics and commentary. As we now have seen, Barry Bonds went on to eclipse McGuire’s amazing feat by smashing 73 home runs in one year. But, I remember watching McGuire’s 70th on television and was just as awed as anyone in the stadium!
Complete issue in mint, never-read condition. McGuire’s 70th home run ball sold at auction for $3,000,000! This fabulous collectible from St. Louis tells the story.