The Big Event: 1998 – Mark McGwire Hits #62

72528211.jpgThis isn’t a TV moment in the general sense because it’s not a scene from a ’90s sitcom or drama. That being said, Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run during the 1998 home run season is one of the most iconic sports moments of the 90s since it broke Roger Maris’ 37-year-old single-season home run record of 61. It also had more significance in that McGwire’s monster home run season brought fans back into baseball’s fold. The sport had lost a lot of viewers and McGwire (and Sammy Sosa) helped bring back old fans while attracting a new generation of fans as well. McGwire would go on to hit 70 home runs that year, a single-season record until Barry Bonds broke it a few years later by hitting 73 homers.

Below is arguably the biggest moment in baseball during the 90s.

Published by aaronpkahle

I like a lot of things but 90s American pop culture is my jam.

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