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It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.
Sosa's 48th homer of the season came off of the St. Louis Cardinals on August 19, 1998, in a 6-8 loss.
With two-outs, Sosa sent a deep shot off of Kent Bottenfield.
The home run was even more special for Sosa, due to it coming against the Cardinals and Mark McGwire, his home run adversary for the year.
In the game Sosa went 2-for-4 with two RBI, the exact same stat line McGwire finished with.
During Saturday night's Pearl Jam concert at Wrigley Field, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts brought out the 2016 World Series trophy, delighting all Cubs fans in attendance.
Eddie/Pearl Jam just played Rebel Rebel, after a montage of David Bote’s PH walk off grand slam! And yes, the “The Commissioner's Trophy” is on stage. # Cubs— Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) August 19, 2018
Eddie Vedder just brought out the @cubs owner and the #WorldSeries trophy on stage w/ @PearlJam but showed the highlight of last week’s walk off grand slam vs the @Nationals pic.twitter.com/MAXT9nfE6m— Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) August 19, 2018
The concert was made even more special by Vedder having the highlight of David Bote's pinch-hit grand slam playing in the background during his performance of "Rebel Rebel".
Anytime Pearl Jam is at Wrigley Field, it's a good time, but it is safe to say that Cubs fans who double as Pearl Jam fans will never forget the special night.
Third set started with a David Bowie cover and the World Series trophy. pic.twitter.com/lBIGnIVyKf— Nick Nigro (@npnigro) August 19, 2018