Can Anyone Break the Real Single Season Home Run Record?
If politicians have been good for anything the last few years, it has been pushing Major League Baseball (MLB) into cleaning up their game from performance enhancing drugs. The MLB Players Association resisted drug tests, but Senator McCain and others members of Congress forced them to institute testing. Unfortunately, steroids helped three frauds surpass the clean home run record before testing could be implemented. Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961. He is the real record holder for home runs in a single season. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa have been the only ones to pass that mark and all three of them are cheaters. Bonds has admitted under oath that he took steroids, McGwire’s steroid use has been documented in The New York Daily News, and there’s more evidence against Sammy Sosa than there was against O.J. As we come to the beginning of August, there are two men that seem most capable of approaching Maris’ record. David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz hit his 36th and 37th home ru
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