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Steroids

The saddest part about Mark McGwire's insistence that he was naturally "given the gift to hit home runs" — even as he copped Jan. 11 to a near decade's worth of...

McGwire's Big Whiff

In my upper-middle-class Jewish suburban town, I was smart enough to know that no one I grew up with would ever play major league baseball. But I did dream this:...

Should Maris Still Hold the Record?

Roger Maris, Jr., remains adamant in his belief that his father is baseball's rightful home run king. The former Yankee slugger's record of 61 homers in 1961...

Hall of Shame

Mark McGwire, a balding, svelter version of his former 70-home-run self, sauntered into a congressional hearing room on St. Patrick's Day wearing a light green...

Mark McGwire: Mark of Excellence

Mark McGwire is a total freak. Not because he hits home runs more than 500 ft., or because he has 20-in. biceps. No, he's a freak because he's able to exhale his...

Mark McGwire': A Mac For All Seasons

The choirs that sing of baseball can get pretty moist--green grass, beautiful proportions, fathers playing catch with sons--sometimes you'd think we were talking...

Mark McGwire: Long Live The King

As a climax to the story, it was a little weak. There was no conflict, no point of dramatic tension, not even a gaudy parabola for the money shot. On Monday,...

Baseball: The Fun Is Back

The suicide squeeze is cool, and the double steal is all right, but a guy who can smack the bejeezus out of a ball--that's the guy for us. Like most great things...

Notebook: Sep. 14, 1998

WINNERS & LOSERS [WINNERS] JOE LIEBERMAN Senate pal hammers Prez, but this Tough Love may get Clinton out of free fall and cauterize his wound RALPH ACAMPORA...

Baseball These Are The Good Old Days

It wasn't supposed to be this easy. Baseball isn't easy; ask Michael Jordan. And hitting a home run can be very hard; ask Larry Bowa, who did it just 15 times in...

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