On September 14, 1996 — Mark McGwire hits his 50th home run off Cleveland hurler Chad Ogea becoming the 13th player in major league history to reach that plateau. The Cardinal first baseman gives the milestone ball to his eight-year-old son, Matthew.

 


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Baseball Reference September 14
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Retro Sheet
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