Maris broke Babe Ruth's record of 60 homeruns in 1961.
Sammy Sosa and McGwire chased the record in 1998 and finaly that season McGwire broke Maris' current record of 61 and made the new record 70 homeruns. Also, in 1998 Sammy Sosa broke Maris' record to make it 66 homeruns. Later, in 2001 Barry Bonds broke McGwire'srecord and made the modern day record a total of 73 homeruns. Bonds went on to brake Hank Aarons record for most homeruns in a career. Aarons record was 755 and Bondsmade it 756.
BUT Sosa, McGwire and Bonds all have strong evidence against them that they have taken steroids. So I believe their records should not count!
Mark McGwire hit home run number 62 to break Roger Maris' single season home run record on September 8, 1998 off Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel.
In 1998, Mark McGwire broke Maris' record by nine home runs. McGwire hit 70 and Maris hit 61.
In 1998, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs to break Roger Maris' single season record.
Barry Bonds broke the record in the 20 century.
At 8:18 pm on September 8, 1998 Mark MacGwire hit home run number 62 to break Roger Maris' single season home run record. McGwire would finish the season with 70 home runs.
The groundskeeper Tom Forneris retrieved Mark McGwire's home run ball number 62 (1998). The baseball was returned to McGwire, and was later sent to the baseball HOF in Cooperstown. Therefore a value cannot be put on the baseball. The year Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris's record in 1998 McGwire hit 70 Home runs, and hit 65 the following year in 1999. Mark McGwire's 63rd Home Run ball sold for $50,000. at the same auction that saw McGwire's 70th Home Run ball sell at a record $3 million in 1999. Keep in mind this is also before the steroid scandal, and both baseballs might sell at a much lower price today.
On October 1, 1961, Roger Maris hit his 61st home run breaking Babe Ruth's record.
Chicago CubsMark McGwire hit home run number 62 to break Roger Maris' Single season home run record of 61, on September 8, 1998 off Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel in St. Louis.
Mark Mcgwire hit home run number 62 to break Roger Maris' single season home run record on September 8, 1998, off Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel in St. Louis.
Barry Bonds - 2001 (73)Mark McGwire - 1998 (70)Sammy Sosa - 1998 (66)Mark McGwire - 1999 (65)Sammy Sosa - 2001 (64)Sammy Sosa - 1999 (63)
Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break Babe Ruth's single season record of 60.
September 8, 1998, Mark McGwire hit his record breaking Home run off Chicago Cubs' pitcher Steve Trachsel to break Roger Maris' single season home run record of 61. A Mark McGwire 62nd home run full ticket is worth about $90.-$120. Condition of the ticket or stub is important. Rips, crease, and fading could bring the price down significantly. With ticket stubs if the stub was not torn cleanly it will effect the value. For more information on Vintage baseball tickets visit the link I left below.