September 27, 1998: McGwire Honored With St. Louis Award Following Record-Breaking Season

This is a Sept. 27, 1998, file photo showing <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000027" title="St. Louis Cardinals" href="/topic/sports/baseball/st.-louis-cardinals-ORSPT000027.topic">St. Louis Cardinals</a>' <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT004883" title="Mark McGwire" href="/topic/sports/baseball/mark-mcgwire-PESPT004883.topic">Mark McGwire</a> acknowledging the crowd at Busch Stadium, during a post-game ceremony where he received The St. Louis Award from the City of St. Louis, after hitting two home runs during the Cardinals' final game, to set a new major league single-season home run record with 70 home runs. McGwire has finally come clean, admitting he used <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HETHT00007" title="Steroids (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/health/drugs-medicines/steroids-%28inactive%29-HETHT00007.topic">steroids</a> when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade and he was apologizing.

( JAMES A. FINLEY / AP / September 27, 1998 )

This is a Sept. 27, 1998, file photo showing St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire acknowledging the crowd at Busch Stadium, during a post-game ceremony where he received The St. Louis Award from the City of St. Louis, after hitting two home runs during the Cardinals' final game, to set a new major league single-season home run record with 70 home runs. McGwire has finally come clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade and he was apologizing.

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