He becomes the first player in Major League history with three 60-home run seasons.
He proved himself human with a .287 second half last season and should be expected to have another 30-home run season, but a large drop in batting average.
He became the 2nd player in Blue Jays history to have back to back 40 home run seasons.
It overshadowed his other accomplishments, including eight 20-home run seasons and three All Star selections.
Mr. McGwire deflected other questions that could bear on his 70-home run season in 1998.
The 1937 season also saw Gehringer collect 209 hits (his 7th 200 hit season) and score 133 runs (one of twelve 100-plus run seasons).
Just to duplicate a 50-home run season is an incredible feat in itself.
"I can't say I'm going to feel like this every day," Strawberry, 36, said with a laugh when asked whether he envisioned perhaps a 30-steal, 30-home run season.
He took a medical redshirt during the 2004-05 NCAA tournament run season after punching a wall in frustration during practice and breaking his hand.
It didn't seem like a 40-home run season.