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[post_page_title]Mark McGwire[/post_page_title]
Year: 1987
Team: Oakland A’s
Mark McGwire’s name will forever be associated with steroids, but his use cannot take away from the numbers he put up during his rookie season. Back in 1987, Big Mac knocked 49 home runs out of the park for the Oakland A’s, breaking the rookie home runs record. He hit .289/.370/.618, and his power was unimaginable. McGwire tallied 97 runs, 161 hits and 118 runs batted in during that rookie season.

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