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Sammy The Super Hero This past summer a major record was broken in the Major League Roger Mariss home run record of 61 was shattered not only by one person but by two people It was broken by Mark Mcguire of the Cardinals with 71 home runs and by Sammy Sosa of the Cubs with 66 home runs Most of the time people hear about Mark McGuire because he had more home runs but what about Sammy Sosa After all he was a much more dominating player leading the NL in RBIs hits and total bases He also led his Chicago Cubs team to the playoffs for the first in eight years So why isnt Sammy getting the same recognition as Mark McGuire Finally now that his memorial season is over he is getting the long overdue credit for all his accomplishments Not only on the field but off the field as well The 1998 season was defiantly a memorable season for Page 2 Sammy Sosa When the Cubs traded for him in 1992 they knew they were getting a good player but they had no idea they were getting the super star that Sosa has turned into During the 1998 season Sosa turned from a fading Cubs outfielder into a booming super star All season long he along with Mark McGuire and Ken Griffey Jr made the much more exciting with their neck and neck nose to nose run for the title of home run king Both of them ended up breaking the Major League record and both of them had excellent seasons Sammy established career highs in batting average home runs RBIs runs scored hits and walks He also led the majors in RBIs runs scored and total basses He hit sixty-six home runs the second most in a single season second behind McGuires seventy-one He was named NL MVP by a large margin of votes over
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