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Sammy Sosa The Super Hero Essay

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Sammy The Super Hero This past summer a major record was broken in the Major League. Roger Maris's home run record of 61 was shattered, not only by one person but by two people. It was broken by Mark Mcguire of the Cardinals with 71 home runs and by Sammy Sosa of the Cubs with 66 home runs. Most of the time people hear about Mark McGuire because he had more home runs, but what about Sammy Sosa? After all he was a much more dominating player leading the NL in RBIs, hits, and total bases. He also led his Chicago Cubs team to the playoffs for the first in eight years. So, why isn't Sammy getting the same recognition as Mark McGuire. Finally, now that his memorial season is over he is getting ...view middle of the document...

Not only were Sosa's actions on the field a success, but he also proved an all around good person. He showed that he cares very much for his fans. Sosa never declined to give a fan an autograph and he never forgot the fans that helped him through, both good times and bad times. He also put his stardom status to use by helping out more underprivileged people. During his extraordinary 1998 campaign Sosa created many foundations to help out others. The Sammy Sosa foundation was a foundation he created to raise funds for underprivileged children in the Chicago area and in his home country of the Dominican Republic. This organization helped many not just because he felt he had to, but because Sammy Sosa enjoys helping others out. Sosa wasn't always a rich star and he figures that God made him a star for a reason. He remembers how it was to be underprivileged. At the end of the 1998 season Sosa received a Gene Autry Courage Award for demonstrating heroism in the face of difficulty or adversity, overcoming hardships to inspire others. Sosa Page 4 was very deserving of this award. The things Sosa does to help others shows great character. He is a great rolemodel for people of all ages to look up to. The world would be a great place if it were filled with caring, honest people such as Sammy Sosa. He is not only a great player on the field, but he's also a great person off the field.Sammy Sosa is also known as a person who doesn't forget the roots from which he came. Sosa is from the Domican Republic. This summer a hurricane swept over his home country destroying many parts, and leaving many of his country men homeless. Sosa cared for these...

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