Forget The Past? McGwire Named Cardinals Hitting Coach

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mark McGwire is returning to baseball as hitting coach under St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.

The Cardinals said Monday that La Russa had agreed to a one-year contract for a 15th season as manager and that McGwire will replace Hal McRae.

McGwire hit a then-record 70 home runs in 1998 and retired with 583 homers in 2001. He famously refused to answer questions about steroids use during a congressional hearing, saying he wasn't there to talk about the past. He has received little support from voters for the Hall of Fame.