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Sammy Sosa’s Number 21: To Retire or Not to Retire?

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

So, the Cubs retired number 31 yesterday, worn by Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux. As the flags were raised on the left field foul poul, I pondered the same question I’ve been pondering for the past few years: will I ever see Sammy Sosa’s jersey number (21) flying from one of Wrigley’s foul poles?

A long-standing Cubs tradition is to fly the team’s retired jersey numbers from the foul poles in left and right field. The Cubs have retired the numbers of Ernie Banks (14), Billy Williams (26), Ron Santo (10), Ryne Sandberg (23) and, after this Sunday, Greg Maddux and Ferguson Jenkins (31).

I wonder: will Sosa, my childhood hero, ever be among this group of Cubs greats? And (perhaps more importantly...

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