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Sammy Sosa found motivation in 1998 through being featured on ESPN

Sammy Sosa found motivation in 1998 through being featured on ESPN

When Sammy Sosa got hot in 1998 and drilled 20 home runs in June, the national attention on him was bigger than ever. Sunday’s premiere of ESPN’s “Long Gone Summer” features a clip from 1998 of a SportsCenter anchor characterizing Sosa’s hot streak. The anchor said Sosa was on such a tear, he “might just swell up and explode walking into the ballpark. In the documentary, Sosa revealed how that attention served as a motivating factor for him. “When we finish the game, we go home and watch ESPN. That was the little thing that motivate(d) me,” Sosa said. […]

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