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Homer king in awe of McGwire

Hank Aaron saw Mark McGwire's 500th home run on the video scoreboard at Three Rivers Stadium. And baseball's career homer leader thinks that one day, he might watch McGwire break his record.

"The way he's hitting home runs, he could break the record next year," Aaron, who hit 755, said Thursday night.

"He's hitting them in bunches. Seventy home runs? He might hit 80 some year. Whew! That's a lot of home runs."

McGwire and the Cardinals begin a four-game series today in Pittsburgh, and many fans had hoped to see him hit his 500th. The Pirates have a big advance sale for today's doubleheader and Saturday night's game.

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