Sammy Sosa mentioned throughout the ESPN documentary “Long Gone Summer” he was at peace with not making the Baseball Hall of Fame regardless of ending his profession with greater than 600 house runs.
Sosa was a focus of the movie, which aired Sunday. The documentary recalled the 1998 house run chase between Sosa and Mark McGwire.
McGwire broke Roger Maris’ report by hitting 70 dingers whereas Sosa completed the season with 66. Sosa ended up successful the Nationwide League MVP award that yr.
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Years later, Sosa was tied to baseball’s steroid scandal however repeatedly denied utilizing performance-enhancing medicine throughout his profession. Whereas McGwire expressed remorse over utilizing steroids throughout his taking part in days, Sosa didn’t admit any wrongdoing.
“A lot of people say different things, different opinions but I can say to you, what Mark and I did in ’98 was incredible,” Sosa mentioned.
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“Doesn’t matter if we’re never going to make it to the Hall of Fame, but that’s OK. I have a peace with God. I’m happy. I’ve got my family. I’ve got my granddaughter, I’m good. But I believe what Mark and I did in 98, definitely, we shocked the world and I do not think something like that will happen again.”
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Sosa was requested whether or not he would “come clean” in an effort to be honored by the Chicago Cubs once more. He requested why the workforce wished him to return out when everybody within the period was doing a little type of performance-enhancing medicine.
He pointed to the present Hall of Fame having some guys from the steroids period already within the hallowed halls of Cooperstown.