Why did mark mcgwire retire?

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Mark McGwire retired at age 38, stating to Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty, "Your body can only go so far.. It comes down to what I can do physically. My body is pretty worn out. And my mind is definitely worn out." Though famous for breaking Roger Maris' home run record 1998, McGwire would see his new record broken three years later. Frustrated with the league's overpayment of players, lock outs, strikes, and labor disputes, McGwire threatened to leave should another dispute like that of 1994 occur. Although his record setting homeruns helped boost the sport of the slump and turmoil it had been in, McGwire was done. At the time of his retirement, McGwire was at a career-low of .187 and was still recovering from knee surgery. He walked away from a two-year, $30 million contract extension.

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Mark McGuire retired from Baseball in 2001. His last appearance was with the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct 7, 2001.

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