Mac Wins "Man of the Year" Award

ORLANDO (SCN/AP) Thu, Nov 06, 1997 - Mark McGwire, who led the majors with 58 home runs while with Oakland and St. Louis, may have lost the Player of the Year award to Ken Griffey Jr. at the 1997 Players Choice Awards, but he did receive another big award in voting by his peers.

Mac was chosen as man of the year. Late in the season, when he signed a new contract with the Cardinals, he announced he had formed a charitable foundation and planned to donate $1 million to benefit the people of St. Louis.

The awards were organized by the players' union. Players voted for the honors throughout September.

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