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**Note: Tom Scott is on a rare extended vacation, and his Scott Slant column will return on Monday, July 7. But Tom did leave behind his library of historical nuggets for us to share.

This Day In Sports...July 2, 2002:An exclamation point on baseball s Steroids Era, as a big league record 62 home runs are hit in one day.The homers were spread among 15 games, with 12 of them coming in a 17-9 Chicago White Sox win over the Detroit Tigers, tying the majors single-game record set by the same two teams two years earlier.Nine players hit two home runs apiece that day, including three members of the San Francisco Giants not named Barry Bonds: Tsyoshi Shinjo, Damon Minor and Reggie Sanders.

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