Sammy Sosa is not called “Slammin’ Sammy” for nothing. This powerhouse slugger from the Chicago Cubs achieved a feat many thought to be impossible-beating Roger Maris’s home-run record. Along with Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa captivated the attention of the world and helped to revitalize the popularity of the sport of baseball as he kept the homerun record race alive. Sammy’s unselfish and playful attitude, together with his amazing athletic ability, make him a role model for young and old alike. The eighteenth biography in this popular series documents the rise of this baseball star from his youth in the Dominican Republic to role of baseball superstar.