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 McGwire's longest home runs
DateLengthWhereOpposing pitcherThe skinny
5/16/98545 ft.Busch StadiumLivan Hernandez, MarlinsThe longest measured dinger in Busch Stadium history.
6/24/97538 ft.The Kingdome,
Randy Johnson, MarinersRadar caught the pitch coming in at 97 mph; radar caught the pitch leaving McGwire's bat at 105 mph.
5/12/98527 ft.Busch StadiumPaul Wagner, Brewers Said Wagner, after the over-the-scoreboard shot: "He has the power of three men."
9/16/97527 ft.Busch StadiumRamon Martinez, DodgersThis blast caromed off the facade of the left-field upper deck. "When I hit it," McGwire said, "I knew I'd hit it out."
4/20/97514 ft.Tiger Stadium, DetroitBrian Moehler, TigersMcGwire became only the fourth player to clear the left-field roof. The others: Harmon Killebrew (8/3/62), Frank Howard (5/18/68) and Cecil Fielder (8/25/90).
7/17/98511 ft.Busch StadiumBrian Bohanon, DodgersMcGwire's first of two homers on the day; the pair of jacks gives him 42, breaking the record for most homers through July previously shared by Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx.
8/26/98510 ft.Busch StadiumJustin Speier, MarlinsAfter 10 straight solo shots, McGwire finally whacked this towering two-run blast to straightaway center. But the Cardinals blew a 6-0 lead and lost 7-6 in 10 innings.
9/2/97504 ft.Busch StadiumJaime Navarro, White SoxTeammate Ron Gant, who also homered in the game, on McGwire's off-the-scoreboard poke: "I've hit some long ones before, but not like Mark has."
8/30/98501 ft.Busch StadiumDennis Martinez, BravesSeven hours after Sammy Sosa tied him by hitting No. 54, McGwire clubbed his 55th of the year, a three-run shot in the seventh that gave the Cardinals an 8-7 win over the Braves.
9/2/97500 ft.Pro Player Stadium, MiamiTony Saunders, MarlinsMcGwire became the first player ever to hit two homers into the upper deck at Pro Player Stadium.

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