TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Former outfielder Sosa to announce formal retirement

TSN.ca Staff
6/4/2009 2:15:40 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

Sammy Sosa said on Wednesday that he would be announcing his formal retirement from baseball soon, and he didn't exactly do it with a dose of modesty.

"Everything I achieved, I did it thanks to my perseverance, which is why I never had any long, difficult moments (as a baseball player)," the former Chicago Cubs outfielder told ESPNdeportes.com. "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Don't I have the numbers to be inducted?"

The now-40-year-old Dominican achieved massive fame in the summer of 1998 as he and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire both pursued Rogers Maris's all-time home run record. McGwire ended up setting the new mark, which has since been broken by Barry Bonds, and Sosa's popularity faded following an incident involving a corked bat and rumours of steroid use.

"I always played with love and responsibility and I assure you that I will not answer nor listen to rumours," Sosa told ESPNdeportes.com. "If anything ugly comes up in the future, we will confront it immediately, but with all our strength because I will not allow anybody to tarnish what I did in the field."

Sosa had 609 career home runs, including impressive campaigns of 66 homers (1998), 63 (1999) and 64 (2001).

Sosa most recently played for the Rangers in 2007.

Sammy Sosa (Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


(Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

The Boys of Summer

MLB Preview 2014

It's time for another season of Major League Baseball. Get primed for 2014 with previews for all 30 teams including Scott MacArthur's look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays.

American League: East | Central | West
National League: East | Central | West
Toronto Blue Jays

Free Agency: American League | National League


TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Scott MacArthur

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter Scott MacArthur discussed the embarrassing loss that the Blue Jays experienced against the Twins.

TSN 690 - Melnick in the Afternoon - Orlando Cabrera - April 10th

Mitch, Rod and Gallo welcome former Montreal Expo shortstop and 2004 World Series Champion Orlando Cabrera to the show.

TSN: Blue Jays Report with Scott MacArthur: April 9 - Opening Edition

In the Opening Edition of the Podcast, Scott MacArthur, Richard Griffin (Toronto Star) and Gregor Chisholm (MLB.com) discuss Toronto Blue Jays.

More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television