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In another not-so-shocking report, Sammy Sosa – the man who hit more than 600 career home runs, spent more than 10 years in the league then forgot most of his English while testifying before congress – tested positive for steroids in 2003.
The now infamous list of players who tested positive in 2003 – the first year of mandatory drug testing – now claims A-Rod and Sosa as it’s two most high profile victims, even though the list was never supposed to be leaked.
Sosa, 40, was part of the great home run chase of 1998 with Mark McGwire. Sosa finished that season with 66 home runs and amassed 609 career homers. He retired earlier this spring.
My Take: Not a shock, these sluggers from the steroid era just keep dropping like flies. Sosa also had the corked bat incident, so you knew this guy had something fuzzy going on to begin with.