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No Shock: Sosa Tests Positive For Steroids—America Is Not Surprised

Published by on June 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Today, the New York Times released a list of 104 names of MLB players that tested positive in 2003 for performance-enhancing drugs.

To no one's surprise, former Cub Sammy Sosa was on the list.

The first player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in back-to-back seasons, many remember Sosa for chasing Mark McGwire to Roger Maris' record of 61 home runs in 1998.

McGwire won the race, hitting 70 that year. Sosa finished with 66.

Sosa followed up his historic 1998 season with 63 home runs in 1999. He finished the 2003 season, the year of the supposed positive test, with 40 home runs—his fewest in seven years.

Comparing stats before 2003 and after, Sosa's offensive numbers are...

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