McGwire’s single-season record was broken by Barry Bonds, who hit 73 homers during the 2001 season… McGwire batted right-handed and wore #25… McGwire played for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team… He founded the Mark McGwire Foundation for Children, which supports agencies that work with child-abuse victims… McGwire’s use of a body-building drug, androstenedione, was much discussed during his record-breaking season; though legal in professional baseball, “andro” was banned by many other professional sports leagues. McGwire later stopped taking the supplement, saying he didn’t want others to emulate him… Hank Aaron is the American career home run leader, with 755; Sadaharu Oh had 868 in his career in the Japan League.
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