On April 4, 1998 — Mark McGwire begins what will be a historic season, homering in the fourth consecutive game to tie Willie Mays’ National League record for most homers to start a season. Big Mac’s three-run blast in the sixth inning helps the Cardinals beat the Padres, 8-6.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 4
National Pastime April 4
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