At the Plate with...Sammy Sosa

Paperback | September 1, 1999

byMatt ChristopherAs told byMatt Christopher

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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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Dominican Republic-born baseball star Sammy Sosa helped revitalize baseball last season. "Slammin` Sammy" broke Roger Maris` home-run record and gave Mark McGwire a run for his money in the record-breaking race. Sosa`s unselfish and playful attitude helped remind fans there are players who merely play for the love of the sport. Sosa re...

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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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316134775

ISBN - 13:9780316134774

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Dominican Republic-born baseball star Sammy Sosa helped revitalize baseball last season. "Slammin` Sammy" broke Roger Maris` home-run record and gave Mark McGwire a run for his money in the record-breaking race. Sosa`s unselfish and playful attitude helped remind fans there are players who merely play for the love of the sport. Sosa really is an ideal role model for the young and old alike, as you`ll read in Matt Christopher`s At the Plate With` Sammy Sosa.