Mark McGuire swung one-handed at a down-and-away 0-and-2 pitch from Pirates pitcher Jimmy Anderson and sent the ball 418 feet for a home run. Viewed up close, McGuire’s 34 ½ -inch, 33 ounce Rawling bat is pockmarked with indentations from the stitches of baseballs. –Sports Illustrated, 19 November 01

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