There may never be another "Summer that Saved Baseball," but Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis are categorically playing like it's 1998.
Baseball fans of any generation never fail to neglect the excitement and history that Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa produced in the '98 MLB season. The restless chase for Roger Maris' home run record was the ultimate adrenaline rush, even for someone watching at home.
McGwire finished that year with a then-record 70 home runs, while Sosa finished just behind with 66. Sosa also posted a league-leading 158 RBIs, while McGwire tallied 147, which was good enough for fourth.
If the numbers before the All-Star break are any indication, Cabrera and Davis are on pace to challenge the production of McGwire and Sosa step-for-step.
But who is having the better season?
While Cabrera is picking up right where he left off after a Triple Crown season, Davis has come out of nowhere, already bettering his numbers from all of last season.
Here's a look at how Cabrera and Davis compare in significant offensive categories.