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To me, just break the single-season home- being behind Mark McGwire is run record of 61. ” the charge, but the duel caught the nation's attention. McGwire finished with 70 home runs. But Sosa won the Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa does his signature hop as he watches a home run sail away during the 1998 season. STILL TRYING TO GET BACK 37 NL MVP Award and finished with 66 home runs and 158 RBIs. The Cubs were also in the pennant race. They beat the Giants in a tie-breaking 163rd game to make the playoffs as the wild-card team.

But Wood was injured during the final month of the season. He came back and started Game 3 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. Still, the Braves swept the Cubs in three games. The Cubs struggled again in the next two 38 CHICAGO CUBS Slammin’ Sammy Sammy Sosa wasn't always a 60-home-run power hitter built like a linebacker. l b k His nickname k with h the he White Sox in the early ear y 1990s was earl “The Panther” because of his sleek build. He wore gold chains early on as a Cub that showcased the numnumbers “30-30,” signifying his goal of 30 homers and 30 stolen bases.

He constructed perhaps the most famous field ever in movies. He carved the diamond out of a Dyersville, Iowa, cornfield for the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. On June 30, 1959, two baseballs were accidentally put into play at the same time in a game between the Cubs and Cardinals at Wrigley Field. A ball four to Cardinals batter Stan Musial in the fourth inning got away from catcher Sammy Taylor and rolled back near the screen. Time was not called by plate ump Vic Delmore. Musial ran to first, then continued to second because time was not called.

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