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Chasing History

August 17, 2001

Barry Bonds and Luis Gonzalez are in pursuit of Mark McGwire's major league-record 70 home runs, set in 1998:

HOME RUNS AFTER . . .

121 GAMES

BARRY BONDS 2001: 53

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120 GAMES

LUIS GONZALEZ 2001: 45

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121 GAMES

MARK McGWIRE 1998: 47

* Bonds update: The Giant left fielder homered twice Thursday against Florida.

* Gonzalez update: The Diamondbacks did not play Thursday.

* Factoid: In 1998, McGwire hit his 53rd home run in the Cardinals' 130th game.

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