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Reading Baseball: Mark McGwire's statue

Slugger Mark McGwire lifts his son into the air after hitting a home run
Brad Palmer

25 years ago, Mark McGwire was arguably the most recognizable and celebrated player in baseball after breaking Roger Maris’ single-season home run record.

In the latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us a story about how the steroid scandal interrupted the St. Louis Cardinals from celebrating McGwire’s records in a very public way.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard “Pete” Peterson, co-author, with his son Stephen, of The Slide: Leyland, Bonds and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates and the editor of The St. Louis Baseball Reader.

As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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