At the Plate with...Marc McGwire

Paperback | September 1, 1999

byMatt ChristopherAs told byMatt Christopher

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At the start of the 1998 major league baseball season, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire hit a home run. In the games that followed, he did it again. And again. And again. And again. By the end of the season, in late September, he had done the hardest thing in baseball an earth-shattering seventy times. He didn't just break the decades-old single-season home-run record set by Roger Maris in 1961-he shattered it. And by doing so, he not only set a new benchmark for players to strive for, but also reminded people that baseball is fun, a game to be enjoyed, with heroes who play for the love of the sport, not for the love of money. In this powerful biography of the most talked-about man in baseball, Matt Christopher, the number one sports series for kids, explores the slugger's childhood days on the diamond as well as the ups and downs of his college and professional career. For more information on the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf, please see the last pages of this book.

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When Mark McGwire broke a nearly unbreakable homerun record last year, he reminded fans how much fun baseball is supposed to be. The St. Louis Cardinal smashed Roger Maris` 1961 record for 61 homeruns in one season on September 8, 1998 with 62 homers and went on to hit an incredible 70 homeruns in one season! He reminded people that th...

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At the start of the 1998 major league baseball season, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire hit a home run. In the games that followed, he did it again. And again. And again. And again. By the end of the season, in late September, he had done the hardest thing in baseball an earth-shattering seventy times. He didn't just brea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316134570

ISBN - 13:9780316134576

Appropriate for ages: 8

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When Mark McGwire broke a nearly unbreakable homerun record last year, he reminded fans how much fun baseball is supposed to be. The St. Louis Cardinal smashed Roger Maris` 1961 record for 61 homeruns in one season on September 8, 1998 with 62 homers and went on to hit an incredible 70 homeruns in one season! He reminded people that there are players who still play for the love of the game and not the bottom line in their bank account in Mark Christopher`s At the Plate With` Mark McGwire.