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McGwire Passes Schmidt on HR List

June 24, 2000

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Mark McGwire hit his 549th home run to pass Mike Schmidt for seventh on the career list Friday night in the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

McGwire tied Barry Bonds for the major league lead with his 27th homer, connecting on a 1-1 pitch from Matt Herges leading off the eighth inning. He drove the ball 411 feet to straightaway center, tying the score at 5.

McGwire hit his 548th Thursday and has four homers in his last six games. Next on the list is Reggie Jackson at 563.

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