In 1982 little Sammy Sosa was a
skinny teenager in the Dominican Republic, scrambling to feed
himself and his family, shining shoes, washing cars, and doing
anything he could to survive another day. He didn't have much
time for baseball.
Sixteen years later, Sammy was
engaged in the most titanic sporting duel of the last half
century: a home run race with slugger Mark McGwire to smash
Roger Maris' record of sixty-one homers in a single season.
How did Sammy Sosa, who never played an inning of organized
baseball until he was fourteen, go from a life of crushing
poverty to superstardom in the major leagues?
In SOSA, Sammy tells his story
in his own words. The result is a moving, intimate chronicle
of a man whose charisma, joy, and sportsmanship - combined
with awesome talent make him a favorite of baseball fans
everywhere, an unsurpassed hero in his homeland, and a true
international ambassador of the game.