On September 14, 1997 — Mark McGwire notches his 51st homer, and St. Louis scores seven runs in the eighth to win, 10 – 4. McGwire, the first player with consecutive 50-homer seasons since Babe Ruth in 1927-1928, connects off Joey Hamilton (11-6) in the sixth. He has 17 homers in 37 games since St. Louis acquired him from Oakland on July 31 and has 14 games remaining to chase Roger Maris’ season record of 61.
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