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Sosa wore the iconic # 21 with the Cubs in honor of his childhood idol Roberto Clemente Also in 1998, Sosa's 416 total bases were the most in a single season since Stan Musial's 429 in.
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At the same time, the Chicago Cubs awarded Sosa's # 21 to new pitcher Jason Marquis, despite the fact that it was formerly worn by Sosa, who coincidentally later hit his 600th home run against Marquis.
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His late 2007 struggles as a reliever continued, as Sosa allowed 17 earned runs in 21. 2 innings pitched.
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Sosa caught fire in June, hitting a major league record 20 home runs in the month, and his home run race with Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire transformed the pair into international superstars in a matter of weeks.
In 2003, he was part of an advertising campaign for Armour hot dogs with MLB players Ken Griffey, Jr., Derek Jeter, and Sammy Sosa.
After three seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Sosa became a member of the Chicago Cubs in 1992 and subsequently became one of the league's best hitters.
Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989, with the Texas Rangers, and he hit first career home run off Roger Clemens.
Sosa was honored with a ticker-tape parade in his honor in New York City, and he was invited to be a guest at US President Bill Clinton's 1999 State of the Union Address.
Sosa finished the season with 40 home runs, and he hit two more in the 2003 NLCS against the Florida Marlins, but overall, the Cubs lost the series in seven games.
In May, Sosa suffered an odd injury while sitting next to his locker chatting with reporters before a game in San Diego's PETCO Park.
Sosa and Cubs
After the retirement of Sandberg and the trade of Dunston, the Cubs had holes to fill and the signing of Henry Rodriguez, known affectionately at " H-Rod " to bat cleanup provided protection for Sammy Sosa in the lineup, as Rodriguez slugged 31 round-trippers in his first season in Chicago.
The Cubs were swamped by media attention in 1998, and the team's two biggest headliners were Sosa and rookie flamethrower Kerry Wood.
Despite the fact that the Cubs had won 89 games, this fallout was decidedly unlovable, as the Cubs traded superstar Sammy Sosa after he had left the season's final game early and then lied about it publicly.
Sosa won the National League Most Valuable Player Award for leading the Cubs into the playoffs in 1998, earning every first-place vote except for the two cast by St. Louis writers, who voted for McGwire.
On January 28, 2005, the Cubs traded Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder / outfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr., infielder Mike Fontenot, and RHP Dave Crouthers.
Under the deal, Sosa earned $ 17, 875, 000 for the 2005 season, with the Cubs paying $ 7 million of his salary.
During a stretch of nine consecutive years, Sosa hit 35 + home runs and 100 + RBIs, all with the Chicago Cubs.
On June 20, 2007, Sosa hit a home run off of Jason Marquis during an inter-league game against the Chicago Cubs.
The home run was the first one that Sosa had recorded against the Cubs, and as a result he has hit a home run against every active MLB team.
On June 20, Sammy Sosa hit his 600th career home run against the Chicago Cubs at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
After the game, when asked about the play, Chicago Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa dubbed him " Spider-Man ".
Grace was never a flashy power hitter, and was often overlooked on Cubs teams that included Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson and Sammy Sosa.
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals was also honored twice, but shared his second award with Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs.