McGwire, Sosa, and Baseball Scandal

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa captivated the baseball world in 1998 by surpassing the single-season home run record.

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Record-Breaking Home Runs

Suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use tainted the accomplishments of McGwire and Sosa as accusations escalated.

Steroid Controversy

In 2001, Barry Bonds broke McGwire's single-season record with 73 home runs, further overshadowing McGwire and Sosa.

Bonds' Historic Season

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In 2010, Mark McGwire publicly admitted to using steroids, acknowledging the tarnished legacy surrounding his record-breaking season.

McGwire's Admission

Both McGwire and Sosa testified before the House Government Reform Committee regarding steroid use in baseball, with McGwire admitting his use.

Testifying Before Congress

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Sammy Sosa faced additional controversies, including using a corked bat and a contentious departure from the Chicago Cubs.

Sosa's Controversies

The story of McGwire and Sosa serves as a cautionary tale, highlighting the consequences of shortcuts and the enduring impact of scandal on sports and its heroes.

Lessons from Scandal

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