Paper On Mark Mcgwire Vs Sammy Sosa

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Although a lot of people play baseball two names that come to mind are Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. McGwire and Sosa are very good hitters but are also so very different hitters. McGwire and Sosa are very great athletes who share apart of baseball history. McGwire and Sosa are good players but off the field they are very charitable individuals. McGwire and Sosa have many similarities and differences. IT is hard to compare Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa's statistic's because they haven't been in the league the same amount of time. The only way to fairly evaluate and compare these two individuals is to truly wait until they have both retired from baseball. Today we can only compare them ...view middle of the document...

Sosa has only played in 1289 games but McGwire has played in 1576 games. Their Runs Batted in (RBI) is a different story. McGwire has 1162 RBI's in his 13-year career so far while Sosa has 832 RBI's in his 10-year career so far. McGwire has struck out only 1294 times in 5267 at bats (AB) but Sosa has struck out only 1244 times in 4832 Ab's. They have both struck out more then they got walked (BB). McGwire BB 1089 time and Sosa bb 371. During the 1998 baseball season McGwire and Sosa were chasing the home run record which was held for 37 years by Roger Maris who played for the Yankees in which he hit 61 home runs. McGwire started the season off strong. Sosa who came on strong in the middle of the year caught up with McGwire. Sosa who battled McGwire for the major league (M.L.) Single season record until the end of the season. Sosa who was trailing McGwire 24 to nine in the home run race came on strong and out homered McGwire 57-46 from May 25 until the end of the season. Sosa who only led the home run race twice during the whole season finished with 66 and McGwire finished with 70. On August 19th vs. St. Louis, Sosa went ahead with a homer in the 5th inning putting him at 48 to 47. But McGwire had something to say about that with two homers of his own in the same night putting him at his 49th of the season. The only other time Sosa went ahead was on the 25th of September when he went ahead in the race 66 to 65. But less then an hour later McGwire went and tied it up. Sosa and McGwire were tied only six times the whole season. They were as follows on Aug. 10th 46, Aug. 16th 47, Aug. 31st 55, Sept. 16th 63, Sept. 23rd 65, and Sept 25th 66. Sosa and McGwire both homered 21 times on the same night. McGwire Who holds the record for most homers in the month of may with 20. Sosa holds the record for the m...

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