Race for the Record 1998's Race to Break Baseball's Most Coveted Record

Race for the Record 1998's Race to Break Baseball's Most Coveted Record

Babe Ruth set a record in 1927 by hitting 60 home runs in one season. 34 years later, Roger Maris broke that record. Another 37 years passed before that record was broken by Mark McGwire. Five days after McGwire's feat, Sammy Sosa broke the brand new record. And the race was on! It focuses on early contenders like Ken Griffey, Jr. and Vinny Castilla, and then quickly shines the light on Big Mac and Slammin Sammy. Fans watched breathlessly as the record passed between the two men and time left in the season dwindled. Relive it all, from Ruth, to Maris, to the final days of the 1998 Sosa/McGwire slug-fest. McGwire and Sosa produced a wonderful, spellbinding drama of their own that caught the heart and imagination of the entire nation. Two legendary sluggers, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire battled down to the last day of the season in the most historic chase ever-the elusive single season home run record of Roger Maris. Perhaps the best part of the video is the relationship formed by McGwire and Sosa. Throughout this video are touching interviews with the sons of Roger Maris, the teammates of both Sosa and McGwire, and an insightful moment with former Yankee Mickey Mantle. For those who have a love or even a passing interest in this sport, they will be moved to see what humble appreciation both players and managers have for the magical history for the game of baseball. The homerun race in 1961 between Maris and Mickey Mantle is touched upon here, as well. This video is a must for baseball fans and will bring excitement each time it is watched. Product details Actors Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Major League Baseball Format Color, NTSC Rated NR Not Rated Number of tapes 1 Studio USA VHS Release Date 20/10/1998 Run Time 53 minutes UPC 044005903737
  • Race for the Record 1998's Race to Break Baseball's Most Coveted Record
  • Race for the Record 1998's Race to Break Baseball's Most Coveted Record
  • Race for the Record 1998's Race to Break Baseball's Most Coveted Record