McGwire and Sosa: A Season to Remember

McGwire and Sosa: A Season to Remember

by James Preller, Preller
     
 
61 in '61. For thirty-seven years, Roger Maris held the most coveted record in baseball. Who could have dreamed that in one spectacular season not one but two players would challenge and break that record?

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Two great athletes, two remarkable men. Their once-in-a-lifetime season is recaptured in the gripping words and exciting photographs

Overview

61 in '61. For thirty-seven years, Roger Maris held the most coveted record in baseball. Who could have dreamed that in one spectacular season not one but two players would challenge and break that record?

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Two great athletes, two remarkable men. Their once-in-a-lifetime season is recaptured in the gripping words and exciting photographs of this special souvenir album.

It's all here: every milestone home run, every heartwarming moment, right down to the incredibile number 70 that landed Mark McGwire in the record books.

But there are only winners in this story: the players, the game of baseball, and fans everywhere. And now you can relieve A Season to remember time and time again.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
From the standpoint of interest in baseball 1998 stands as one of the most intense years in recent history. For many avid baseball fans, the focus of attention rested upon two unique sluggers who attempted to shatter one of the penultimate records in sports. Across that spring, summer, and fall Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa pursued the single season home run record set in 1961 by Roger Maris. In many ways Sosa and McGuire were not only chasing Maris' total but also the ghost of Babe Ruth who originally set the standard with 60 homers in 1927. McGuire of the St. Louis Cardinals had approached this milestone in previous years and was considered to be a probable successor to home run champions of days-gone-by. However, Sammy Sosa, a member of the perennial doormat Chicago Cubs, also shot into the limelight with an incredible year of slugging. Laced with dramatic colored photos of both players and a fast paced text, this concise sports book is appealing. Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa both eclipsed the Maris record, and ultimately, Mark McGuire set the new standard with 70 home runs while Sammy Sosa swatted 66. Both of these superstars will go down in baseball history. A engaging book that any baseball fan should enjoy. 1998, Aladdin Paperbacks, Ages 10 up, $5.99. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Background information about these two players and the relationship that grew between them is explored with plenty of facts. Full color, action-filled photographs dominate this title which may make it appealing to reluctant readers and those who enjoy baseball statistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689828713
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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