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Title:
Sammy Sosa, home run hero
Author:
Savage, Jeff, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Lerner Publications Co., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
A biography of the Chicago Cubs outfielder known for hitting many home runs and doing humanitarian work in his native country, the Dominican Republic.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 1.0 47477.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 5 Quiz: 21018 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780822536789

9780822598589
Format :
Book

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Eggertsville-Snyder Library GV865.S59 S69 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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Summary

The spectacular season of 1998 is widely considered baseball's greatest ever because both Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris's long-standing single-season home run record. Although McGwire ended up winning the contest with 70 home runs to Sammy's 66, Sammy won the hearts and admiration of millions of fans with his winning attitude and dedication to others. When a devastating hurricane swept through his Dominican Republic homeland, Sammy started the Sammy Sosa Charitable Foundation as a relief effort for all the Caribbean islands. As soon as the season concluded, Sammy headed to the Dominican Republic to further help relief efforts. One newspaper columnist heralded Sosa as, "one of the world's most prominent athletes and, without a doubt, the foremost Latin American sports hero of his time".


Summary

The spectacular season of 1998 is widely considered baseball's greatest ever because both Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris's long-standing single-season home run record. Although McGwire ended up winning the contest with 70 home runs to Sammy's 66, Sammy won the hearts and admiration of millions of fans with his winning attitude and dedication to others. When a devastating hurricane swept through his Dominican Republic homeland, Sammy started the Sammy Sosa Charitable Foundation as a relief effort for all the Caribbean islands. As soon as the season concluded, Sammy headed to the Dominican Republic to further help relief efforts. One newspaper columnist heralded Sosa as, "one of the world's most prominent athletes and, without a doubt, the foremost Latin American sports hero of his time".


Table of Contents

1 Slammin' Sammyp. 7
2 Learning the Gamep. 17
3 Going Placesp. 27
4 Swinging for the Fencesp. 37
5 The Great Home Run Racep. 47
Glossaryp. 60
Sourcesp. 62
Indexp. 63
1 Slammin' Sammyp. 7
2 Learning the Gamep. 17
3 Going Placesp. 27
4 Swinging for the Fencesp. 37
5 The Great Home Run Racep. 47
Glossaryp. 60
Sourcesp. 62
Indexp. 63

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