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SBJ/September 14 - 20, 1998/No Topic Name
Chicago won't forget Sosa
Published September 14, 1998
Sammy Mania lives on at least in Chicago.
Though eclipsing Roger Maris' mark of 61 homers no longer will get Sammy Sosa in the record book, it will get his picture on a commemorative T-shirt.
Apparel manufacturer Pro Player Inc. said it will produce a shirt to mark Sosa's achievement if he reaches 62 homers, distributing the merchandise only in the Chicago area. The company
wasn't planning to create a commemorative shirt for the second player to eclipse 61 but changed direction when Chicago retailers insisted there would be demand for one.