1998

Royce Clayton Todd Stottlemyre Fernando Tatis

Why the Cards traded Todd Stottlemyre and Royce Clayton at the 1998 trade deadline

One year after acquiring slugger Mark McGwire at the trade deadline, Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty found himself as a seller at the 1998 deadline, sending starting pitcher Todd Stottlemyre and shortstop Royce Clayton to the Texas Rangers for starting pitcher Darren Oliver, third baseman Fernando Tatis, and a player to be named later. That […]

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Mark McGwire

July 26, 1998: Mark McGwire breaks Cardinals’ single-season home run record

Mark McGwire’s pursuit of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris took him past Johnny Mize before the 1998 calendar turned to August. On July 26, McGwire’s 44th home run of the season broke the franchise record set by Johnny Mize in 1940. The blast, which came in the Cardinals’ 104th game of the season, kept McGwire

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