Home-run derby: Season's saving grace--barely

Looney, Douglas S.
September 1998
Christian Science Monitor;9/4/98, Vol. 90 Issue 198, pB8
Laments the 1998 Major League Baseball season. The lack of competition across the board; The poor performance of teams like Tampa Bay and Colorado; Criticism about the behavior of Mark McGwire as he chases Roger Maris' single season home run record; Kudos for the behavior of Sammy Sosa as he does the same thing.


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