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1990’s Week: Sosa’s first 3HR game

4 years agoStaff Report

Head back in time as Sammy Sosa put up his first game with 3 home runs in 1996. 1990’s Week, proudly presented by Prevagen, continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.

June 5, 1996: Sosa’s first career 3-homer game

No 1990’s week would be complete without some monster power games from Sosa, who hit 307 homers in a Cubs uniform in the decade.

On this afternoon at Wrigley, Sosa led the Cubs to a 9-6 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, homering in the 4th, 6th and 7th innings.

Sosa went deep twice off former Cub Terry Mulholland and once off Phillies reliever Russ Springer. The Cubs slugger drove in 5 runs in the game, running his season total to 20 homers and 45 RBI less than halfway through the ’96 campaign.

He finished the year with his first career 40-homer season, driving in 100 runs and landing at 15th in NL MVP voting.

Two years later, Sosa was involved in one of the most impactful summers in baseball history…

1990’s Week, proudly presented by Prevagen, airs each night this week at 7 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network. Click here to see the full rundown of featured games. 

Tony Andracki contributed to this story

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