Sosa's 63rd Home Run Ball from 1999 with the Glove that
Who can forget those exhilarating days of the late
1990s, when Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs and Mark
McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals were battling it
out for home run titles? In 1998, McGwire hit 70 dingers
(a record at the time), while Sosa only hit 66.
On the last day of the 1999 season, they battled for
the title again. Sosa’s Cubs played McGwire’s
Cardinals in St. Louis. Big Mac hit one out to end the
season with 65 (eventually winning the home run title
again). Two innings later, Sosa hit his final homer
of the season, his 63rd. Sosa is the only player in
baseball history to have three, 60+ home run seasons.