Slammin’ Sammy did his best ball-whacking in a Cubs uniform, and now you can have the signature of one of baseball’s beloved Cubbies on an authentic jersey. All letters and numbers are sewn on, NOT screen-printed.
Remember that incredible 1998 home run race? The love and mutual respect of Sosa and Mark McGwire as they battled past Roger Maris? Sammy finished with 66 dingers that season and was named the NL Most Valuable Player, but he wasn’t done. He ripped 63, 50 and 64 the next three years, getting “only” 49 the following year.
As injuries took their toll on Sosa, his total of games played dropped. In 2003, he didn’t play in 25 games, and he still hit 40 homers. In the National League Championship Series against the Marlins, he more than made up for that, clubbing a couple of HRs and batting .308.
Sosa had 588 home runs in his career, fifth most in history, and the 7-time All-Star is assured of a place in Cooperstown.