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Throughout the 1998 baseball season, two names made the headlines more than any others: Mark McGwire, the eventual home run king, and Sammy Sosa, the runner-up in a race that won the hearts of baseball fans worldwide. Yet at the end of the day, it was Sosa who walked away with the National League's MVP award, not McGwire. Why? Because Sosa had dug the dismal 1997 Chicago Cubs out of the cellar not just with his home runs, but also with his spectacular all-around play. Yet Sosa's contributions off the field, both in the States and in his native land, the Dominican Republic, are even more impressive. In this powerful biography of one of the most admired sluggers in baseball, Matt Christopher, the number one sports series for kids, traces Sosa's life from his poverty-stricken childhood-when shining shoes put food on the table-to his professional career. For more information on the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf, please see the last pages of this book.

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A biography of Chicago Cubs power hitter Sammy Sosa, from his poor childhood in the Dominican Republic to his home run record-breaking 1998 season. Photos.

Synopsis:

Get a look into the life of Chicago Cubs power hitter Sammy Sosa, from his poor childhood in the Dominican Republic to his home run record-breaking 1998 season. Color photos throughout.

About the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316134774
Author:
Christopher, Matt
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Dominican Republic
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Baseball players - Dominican Republic
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.80x5.06x.38 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , A biography of Chicago Cubs power hitter Sammy Sosa, from his poor childhood in the Dominican Republic to his home run record-breaking 1998 season. Photos.
"Synopsis" by , Get a look into the life of Chicago Cubs power hitter Sammy Sosa, from his poor childhood in the Dominican Republic to his home run record-breaking 1998 season. Color photos throughout.
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