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A biography of the Chicago Cubs power hitter, Sammy Sosa, from his poor childhood in the Dominican Republic to the home run record-breaking 1998 season.
|Chapter 1||1968-1975: The Shoe Shine Boy||1|
|Chapter 2||1976-1985: From Boxer to Ballplayer||10|
|Chapter 3||1986-1989: Minor Problems||20|
|Chapter 4||1989-1991: Major League Challenge||30|
|Chapter 5||1992-1997: From the White Sox to the Cubs||40|
|Chapter 6||1998: A Quiet Start||58|
|Chapter 7||1998: No June Swoon||65|
|Chapter 8||1998: Sammy and Mark||74|
|Chapter 9||1998: Down the Strech||84|
|Chapter 10||1998: Sixty-two for Sammy, Too||92|
|Chapter 11||1998: How Many?||97|
|Chapter 12||1998: A Hero for the World||103|
Title:At the plate with Sammy Sosa<BR/> Author:Matt Christopher<BR/><BR/> Sammy Sosa is a strong well fit young man who plays baseball. He is trying to keep up in the homerun race against Mark McGuire.Sammy is so good at baseball the Texas Rangers singed him at age 17. That's one good basebll player.<BR/><BR/> Sammy Sosa was a young boy who belonged to a poor family in the Dominican. He was using a milk jug for a baseball mitt. Then as Sammy got older scouts from the major leauge noticed young Sammy. the Texas Rangers talked to Sammy in may 1987 and later Sammy signed with the Rangers. When Sammy gat to the majors the Rangers traded him after the '89 season to the Cubs. When Sammy got there he stayed there. Until he stopped playing in 2007. When Sammy was done he had finished with 609 homeruns. He also played for 18 years.<BR/><BR/> This book took place in the Domincan,Texas, and Chicago. the dates of this book were 1989 and 2007.<BR/><BR/> The theme of this book is about beseball. It told me to never give up no matter how far you are behind.<BR/><BR/> Yes I liked this book because it was up tempo and could change any minute<BR/><BR/> I connect by the season when it was the last game. The other teams 1st baseman and I were tied fo 1st in homeruns (6). Even though Sammy and Mark didn't have six it was still a race between us two.<BR/><BR/> My other connection is the race between Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron. Barry ended up winning. Even though the race between bonds and Aaron wasn't a season race it was a career race.
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