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Sammy Sosa: A Biography Essay & Project Ideas

Bill Gutman
This Study Guide consists of approximately 11 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sammy Sosa.
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1. A host of popular biographies of Sammy Sosa were published after his titanic 1998 baseball season. Compare them to Gutman's Sammy Sosa: A Biography. Do they portray Sosa differently? If so, how do they differ in his portrayal?

2. During the 1998 baseball season, the Cardinal's Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs, surpassing Sosa's mark of 66, but Sosa won the Most Valuable Player award for the season. Why did he receive it instead of McGwire? How do these two players compare in personality and skill?

3. In 1927, an aging Babe Ruth, thinking his best years as an athlete were passing away, tried to set a special record, one that would leave a permanent mark on the history of baseball. He managed to hit 60 home runs and had an incredibly productive period during August and September. Research his 1927 season and compare it to Sammy Sosa's 1998 season.

4. Babe Ruth's childhood and early life...

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This section contains 263 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Sammy Sosa: A Biography Short Guide
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