ESPN's "Long Gone Summer" is set to premiere on Sunday, a documentary on the 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. The two battled to break Roger Maris' MLB record for homers in a single season (61), and while McGwire set the record (70), Sosa finished with a career-high of 66.
Sosa broke out offensively with the Cubs in the mid-1990s, and while he's never admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs, his rise came during baseball's Steroid Era. Nevertheless, Sosa put himself in some elite company offensively alongside some of baseball's all-time best.
Here are 10 Sosa stats that reflect how special he was at the plate.
10 crazy Sammy Sosa stats that reflect how special he was offensively originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago