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Sammy Sosa to follow Manny Ramirez back to Chicago Cubs?

Sammy Sosa to follow Manny Ramirez back to Chicago Cubs?

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) --Ever since the Cubs hired Manny Ramirez to work with the organization's Triple-A Iowa team, there has been speculation Sammy Sosa may also be hired back.
Evan Bleier
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

No living names among Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame in New York state said the latest induction marked the first time since 1965 that all inductees were deceased.
Sammy Sosa leading injection company

Sammy Sosa leading injection company

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa's reaction to being passed over for the Baseball Hall of Fame came via a release from a Florida needleless injection company he manages, Injex 21.

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No players voted to baseball hall in 2013 ... NHL owners OK deal, Bettman apologizes ... Panthers, Chargers hire new GM ... Knicks' Carmelo Anthony suspended one game ... Sports news from United Press International.
No players voted to baseball hall in 2013

No players voted to baseball hall in 2013

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- No players will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 following the first vote of the so-called Steroid Era, hall officials said Wednesday.
Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

The Tour de France crowned one champion in 2012 but lost its most decorated winner in seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, to doping violations.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Outfielder Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens are among 24 first-time names on the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

MLB: Baltimore 3, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, July 21 (UPI) -- Jim Thome's go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday powered the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-1 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Baltimore 10, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, July 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Flaherty finished off a six-run third inning with a three-run homer Friday, launching the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-2 smashing of Cleveland.

Orioles acquire Thome from Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles acquired veteran slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, the teams announced.

MLB: Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 6

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 (UPI) -- Jim Thome blasted a pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, handing Philadelphia a 7-6 interleague victory over Tampa Bay.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
By United Press International
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Sammy Sosa
Texas Rangers' Sammy Sosa watches the game from the dugout in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit on June 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
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Samuel Peralta "Sammy" Sosa (born November 12, 1968) is a former Dominican Republic Major League Baseball right fielder.

Sosa's Major League career began with the Texas Rangers in 1989. After a stint with the Chicago White Sox, Sosa became a member of the Chicago Cubs in 1992 and subsequently became one of the league's best hitters. In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record. Although a fan favorite, Sosa fell out of favor in Chicago after he was caught using a corked bat in a 2003 game and later left the team during the final game of the 2004 season. Sosa finished his career with brief stints with the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers. With the Rangers, Sosa hit his 600th career home run to become the fifth player in MLB history to reach the milestone. He is also the all-time home run leader among foreign-born MLB players. Furthermore, Sosa is one of only two National League Players to ever reach 160 RBI, a milestone he reached in 2001. The other was Cubs player and RBI Champion Hack Wilson during his record setting 1930 season in which he hit 191 RBI. Sosa is the only player to have hit 60 or more home runs in a single season three times.

Sosa has long been the subject of speculation about suspected anabolic steroid use during his playing career. On June 16, 2009, The New York Times reported that Sosa had failed a test for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

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