As Mark McGwire hit his shortest home run of the 1998 season, No.
McGwire made sure to hug his bat-boy son before getting swarmed by teammates.
The all-time moment is tainted because of steroids.
That’s really who he is if he hits 62.
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Before Judge, the Maris family only handed the mantle, pun intended, over to McGwire, parading around publicly about how nice it was to see Roger’s record fall into the hands of someone like good ol’ Mark.
There’s no doubt keeping the American League record, and the Maris’ revisionist history of the all-time best mark, in the Bronx makes the eventual transition easier because there’s no shot Judge doesn’t get at least one more homer over the next week-plus.