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.
Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio’s investigative correspondent, joined Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the Humboldt Park alligator, Sammy Sosa’s incident on live TV, the Willis Insurance Company’s purchase, and the Bears’ Superfans debut.
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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 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...
Crosstown cross to bear: Cease is one that got away for Cubs originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. When armchair baseball historians look back years from now and rip the Cubs’ 2017 trade for Jose Quintana (looking at you, @thekapman), it won’t be Eloy Jimenez held up as the reason the Cubs lost the trade.
👋 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...
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...
Paul Sullivan: Sammy Sosa is off the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. The former Cubs slugger never had a chance.
CHICAGO — Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was the only player on the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot to be elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Congrats to “Big Papi,” a larger-than-life player who made it in his first year of eligibility,...
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.
Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa drew just 18.5% of votes in his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot, missing out on Cooperstown once again.
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Today is a very big day for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, and Sammy Sosa as all four former MLB greats are in their final year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bonds, Clemens, Schilling, and Sosa were all considered one of the best (if not the...
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