So, Mark McGwire now admits to what we all already knew. His 70 homeruns were juiced. So, the allegations go, are the 762 hit by Barry Bonds. So let's look at the top spots here.
Barry Bonds - 762 = Juiced
Hank Aaron - 755 = Legit
Babe Ruth - 714 = Legit
Single Season Homers:
Barry Bonds (2001) - 73 = Juiced
Mark McGwire (1998) - 70 = Juiced
Sammy Sosa (1998) - 66 = Juiced
Mark McGwire (1999) - 65 = Juiced
Sammy Sosa (2001) - 64 = Juiced
Sammy Sosa (1999) - 63 = Juiced
Roger Maris (1961) - 61 = Legit
Babe Ruth (1927) - 60 = Legit
Babe Ruth (1921) - 59 = Legit
So what do you think? The reason homerun numbers went down after Maris was mainly due to improvements in pitching. The split finger fastball and the forkball had a lot to do with it. And then, suddenly, in 1998 not one, but TWO guys broke the record set by Roger Maris in 1961? I smelled a rat back then, and now the last rat has been squirreled out.
This isn't asterisk country, this is shameful. Sorry Sammy, Barry, and Mark. You juice the Babe on steroids and he hits a hundred. The three of you cheated and should be banished from the record books and from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Aaron and Maris still hold the records as far as I'm concerned.