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Deep Impact

September 24, 1998

How teams with 50-home run hitters fared during their seasons (does not include 1998 season):

1. Had best record in baseball: 6 teams

2. Had winning record: 17 teams

3. Won league championship: 6 teams

4. Won World Series: 4 teams

5. Lost World Series: 2 teams

6. Had losing record: 4 teams-x

x--Does not include Mark McGwire's split-season total of 58 home runs for 1997 A's and Cardinals.

Source: World Features Syndicate

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