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The summer of 1998 was one of the most exciting baseball has seen in the last few decades, with both Mark McGwire of St. Louis and Sammy Sosa of Chicago chasing history's long-standing single season home run record. The two hitters went back and forth into September, seemingly trading homers every game. Five days after McGwire hit a new record with 62, Sammy Sosa blasted Nos. 61 and 62 on a Sunday afternoon at Wrigley against the Brewers to pass Roger Maris and tie McGwire.

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Text: Abe Schwadron
Photo: John Zich/AFP/Getty Images

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