Sammy Sosa is a Dominican baseball player. He broke into the main league with the team “Texas Rangers”, then in 1989 he began to play for the “Chicago White Sox”. In 1992, in his biography Sammy Sosa again changed the team, becoming a play for the “Chicago Cubs”. In 2005, he played one season for Baltimore Orioles. Then in 2007, again returned to the main league with the “Texas Rangers”.
A strong slugger, a player who took many bases, was discussed for a long time. However, in 1998, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire were highly advertised for breaking the record in the number of home runs for the season. Earlier this record belonged to Roger Maris. McGuire ended the game with 78 home runs, and Sosa – with 66. Their good-natured competition was widely known.
Sammy Sosa received the title of the most valuable player of the national league. In 1999, the athlete became the first player to keep the level of home runs above 60 for two seasons. However, McGuire was ahead of him. In 2000, Sammy Sosa made 50 home runs in the national league, and in 2001 – 64. So Sosa became the first baseball player to have committed more than 60 home runs in a season for three seasons.
The image of Sammy Sosa was damaged in 2003, when he was accused of using an illegal cork bat. In addition, the biography of Sammy Sosa was put forward a suspicion of using anabolic steroids, which further worsened his reputation. During his career, the athlete made 600 home runs.