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Sosa became Hall of Famer as a Cub

Originally Published: February 2, 2005
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Sammy Sosa came to the Cubs in 1992 as a skinny, 23-year-old outfielder with his third major league team and with 29 career home runs. He left with a hugely muscled body and 574 home runs. He left with the most homers ever by a Cub. He left as perhaps the greatest Cub ever. He left as one of the most popular Cubs of all time. He left as a Hall of Famer.

In between, so much happened, most of it good. Sosa won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1998, the year that he ...

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