Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/6/13
Chris Davis arrived at Yankee Stadium Friday night leading the American league with 32 home runs — mathematically putting him on a pace to hit 60 this season. There have only been eight instances where a player has jacked 60 or more homers in a season — six with 63 or more— but the Baltimore Orioles slugger still believes the Holy Grail of home run totals is still Roger Maris' legendary 61. Davis views every one of those season totals topping Maris as tainted because they came during the so-called "Steroid Era."  Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are all members of the exclusive "60 Club" but that trio have all been connected to PEDs to different degrees -- including McGwire openly admitting steroid use. According to Davis, this means he believes chasing Maris' single-season 61 is the real goal, not Bonds' 73. “I do and the reason being, he was the last guy to do it clean,” Davis said on ESPN's Mike and Mike morning show (via baltimoresportsreport.com). “There's a...
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