September 7, 2008

STLtoday - TIM FORNERIS — Caught home run No. 62 —

STLtoday - TIM FORNERIS — Caught home run No. 62 —: "The morning before history landed in his lap and he shrugged off a fortune to hand it back, Tim Forneris sent out an e-mail to about 20 friends. In a tone more droll than boastful, the college kid who raked the Busch Stadium infield wrote: 'I'm going to catch it.'"

4thebirds... Derrick Goold interviews the fellow who ended up with Mark McGwire's historic 62nd home run.

It's nice to hear in this gentleman's own words (not someone else's speculation) on how it happened that he was present, in the right place at the right time, and, more than anything, why he gave McGwire the ball.

And now, ten years later...

Well, check out Goold's piece.