Sammy Sosa

Frank Thomas on why White Sox traded Sammy Sosa

Three decades later, White Sox fans may still be wondering: "What's the real reason Sammy Sosa was traded to the Chicago Cubs?" Well fans may not have to wonder anymore. On March 30, 1992, the White Sox traded Sosa, Ken Patterson and some cash to the Cubs in exchange for George Bell, leaving fans thinking if trading the young prospect was the right choice.
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Rangers History Today: Sammy Sosa Joins Majors

On this date in Texas Rangers history, the Sammy Sosa "era" began with the Rangers. It didn’t last that long. On June 15, 1989, the Rangers purchased Sosa’s contract from Double-A Tulsa and promoted him to the Majors. He would make his MLB debut a day later in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees in the Bronx. The Rangers lost both games, and Sosa went 2-for-8 in the two games.

Sammy Sosa wants his number retired by the Cubs

Sammy Sosa is a player who will always be loved by Chicago Cubs fans. As for the organization? Well, that's a different story. It's no secret that the two sides don't like one another. However, Sosa still thinks everything he did for the team should be remembered forever. That's why...

Reader survey: Sammy Sosa in the HOF?

👍 55.5% - Sammy should NOT be inducted into the Hall of Fame. 👎 45.5% - Sammy should be inducted. Mike C. wrote: "I hate the Cubs but Sosa is an absolute Hall of Famer. Not sure why the Cubs completely disregard him nowadays." Big picture: Former Cub...

Should Sammy Sosa be in the Hall of Fame?

👋 Hi, Justin here. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will enter the Hall of Fame this year after a legendary career, the only MLB player voted in. But his numbers are very similar to another player who has now officially been kept out: Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa. Why it...

How Ex-Cubs OF Sammy Sosa Could Still Make Hall of Fame

What’s next for Sosa after falling off writers' ballot originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. As far as ex-Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa’s Hall of Fame candidacy goes, maybe. Sosa was not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week, falling short in his final season of eligibility...
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What Hall of Fame options exist for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling and Sammy Sosa?

One way or another, this was the last year on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling and Sammy Sosa. This was their 10th time on the ballot. Players used to be eligible to stay on for 15 years, but that number was cut to 10 by the Hall of Fame in 2014. Bonds and Clemens finished with their highest vote percentage in the 10 years, but still fell short of the 75 percent needed for election. Schilling’s total dropped; he’d reached the 70 percent plateau in 2020 and 2021, but he finished at 58.6 percent this year. Sosa got 18.5 percent this year.

Cubs: David Ortiz headed to Hall of Fame, Sammy Sosa falls short

While the lockout in baseball continues, the BBWAA soldiered on with the official reveal of the Hall of Fame class of 2022 happening today. Once more, as expected, Chicago Cubs superstar Sammy Sosa fell well short of the 75 percent needed to make it into Cooperstown, marking the end of his 10-year campaign to make it in. Although Sosa’s candidacy is over – the voters didn’t pitch a shutout this year.