Sammy Sosa's golden years

There was a time when Sammy Sosa was so popular that his last name should have been Kardashian. When Sosa was chasing Roger Maris’ homerun record, he was an American hero. That historic summer of 1998 is now tarnished because of PED’s. Take a walk down memory lane when Sosa was king and Wrigley Field was his castle.

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FILE - In this July 12, 1999, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire, left, hugs Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa in the outfield at Fenway Park during a workout for baseball's All-Star Game in Boston. In a Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, interview on the website Ustream.com, Sosa said that he thinks he and fellow steroid-tainted star McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame, that the Cubs should retire his number, and he left open the possibility of running for president of the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

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23 Sep 1998: A general view of the scoreboard at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri showing the number of home runs by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros. The Astros defeated the Cardinals 7

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8 Sep 1998: Mark McGwire #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals hugging Sammy Sosa #21 after hitting his 62nd home run during the game against the Chicago Cubs at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 6-3.

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1998, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa is doused in the locker room after their 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game for the National League wild card in Chicago. Sosa had two hits and scored twice. The Associated Press takes a look at the nine one-game playoffs in major league history. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)

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28 Mar 1998: Outfielder Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs in action during a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers defeated the Cubs 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

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St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire (R) and Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa say hello to one another before the two teams meet for the first time in 1998 in St. Louis, August 7. McGwire had 45 home runs on the season and Sosa had 43 so both were chasing the Roger Maris home run record of 61. (Photo by Bill Greenblatt/Getty Images)

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2 Sep 1998: Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs signs autographes during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 6-4.

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2 Sep 1998: A fan hold sign as Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs runs after he hits the 58th home run during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 6-4.

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2 Sep 1998: Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with team after his 58th home run during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 6-4.

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7 Sep 1998: Mark McGwire #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs ride on the back of a cart following McGwire''s 61st home run of the season press conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the

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12 Sep 1998: Fans celebrate after Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs hit his 60th home run of the year during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 15-12. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dani

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13 Sep 1998: Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs hits his 62nd home run during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 11-10. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

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14 Sep 1998: Sammy Sosa #21of the Chicago Cubs autographes a fans program as the media looks on before the game against the San Diego Padres at Qualcomm Park in San Diego, California. The Padres defeated the Cubs 4-3.

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17 Sep 1998: Fans at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California show their support for Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs and his home run hitting quest during a game against the San Diego Padres. The Cubs defeated the Padres 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Todd W

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After an 0-21 batting slump, the home run count for Chicago Cubs'' Sammy Sosa moves up to 65 after Sosa hit 2 more home runs Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Painted on an industrial building along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago, the larger than life mural of Sammy Sosa includes a scoreboard that keeps track of Sosa's homers in his chase for the single season home run record that he is in with St. Louis Cardinals'' Mark McGwire, who also has 65. Both the Cubs and New York Mets lost Wednesday making the race for the NL wild card even. (Photo by Tim Boyle)

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3 Oct 1998: Outfielder Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs is surrounded by fans during the National League Division Playoff Series Game 3 against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Braves defeated the Cubs 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

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346641 02: Sammy Sosa poses for a picture February 15, 1999 at the ESPY Awards in New York City. The ceremony is being held at Radio City Music Hall to honor figures in the sporting world. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)

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F 358320 002 03OCT99 St. Louis, Missouri Chicago Cubs'' Sammy Sosa (R) poses for a photograph with Leonel Fernandez, President of the Domician Republic and a group of other Dominicans, prior to a game with the St. Louis Cardinals, October 3. Fernandez was on hand to honor the Domicians that play for the Cubs and Cardinals. Photo: Bill Greenblatt / Liaison Agency

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24 Jul 2000: A general view of fans looking at the display charting the home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport

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2 Apr 2001: Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs runs for the ball in the outfield during the game against the Montreal Expos at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Expos defeated the Cubs 5-4.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport