Sammy Sosa has found himself back in the news cycle thanks to a new ESPN 30 for 30 airing Sunday night. The film details his race with Mark McGwire to break Roger Maris’ home run record in 1998.
The Chicago Cubs legend has become a bit of a recluse since his official retirement in 2009. He has also dealt with the fallout from baseball’s steroid scandal, and may not want to talk too much about that. However, he is making an appearance Monday morning on the radio in Chicago.
Here’s a BIG one.
Tomorrow morning. 8am.
SAMMY SOSA will be live with @mullyhaugh.
That’s it. That’s the tweet.
— Shane Riordan (@shane_riordan) June 14, 2020
This should be some appointment listening for Cubs fans, and anyone who enjoyed watching Sosa in his glory days. He will be on 670 The Score, and will hopefully talk about more than just what appears in the documentary — yet even hearing from Sosa at all is nice.
Nobody has ever played a month of baseball like Sammy Sosa did in June of ’98. pic.twitter.com/uvGB51dmqh
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) June 10, 2020
The Cubs slugger finished the 1998 season with an insane mark of 66 home runs, only to be beaten out by McGwire’s total of 70. 1998 was an overall magical year for Chicago sports fans, and it should be fun for everyone to relive the year by hearing from Sosa after so much time.