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Senators vote to take slugger's name off freeway

file photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – The Missouri Senate has taken another step toward removing former Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire's name from a stretch of Interstate 70.

Senators voted unanimously Monday to rename the section of freeway the Mark Twain Highway.

Several miles of I-70 were named for McGwire in 1999, a year after he hit a record 70 home runs.

In January, McGwire admitted using steroids while a player. Now he works as a hitting coach for the Cardinals.

State Sen. Ryan McKenna of Crystal City has said it's inappropriate to honor someone who "left a black mark" on baseball.


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