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Oakland A's

All Time DH

Mark McGwire

1986 - 2002

1874 games, 583 home runs, .263 batting average

Hitting Ruthian shots high over the outfield walls, McGwire hit the ball out of the park once in every 9.42 at bats, beating out Babe Ruth for the highest home run ratio in major-league history. Hitting 50 or more home runs four seasons in a row (1996-1999), McGwire led Major League Baseball in homers all four seasons. The most spectacular year, of course, was in 1998 when McGwire and Sammy Sosa chased after Roger Maris' single season record and beat it, with McGwire finishing the season at a then record 70 homers. His public admission that he used the supplement androstenedione has led to speculation that he also took steroids--suspicions that also surround Sosa, Barry Bonds, and a number of other modern sluggers.

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Manager Connie Mack
First Baseman Jimmy Foxx
Second Baseman Eddie Collins
Third Baseman Frank Baker
Shortstop Miguel Tejada
Left Fielder Rickey Henderson
Center Fielder Al Simmons
Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
Catcher Mickey Cochrane
RH Pitcher Catfish Hunter
LH Pitcher Lefty Grove
Closer Dennis Eckersley
Designated Hitter Mark McGwire

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