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Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa rips his 63rd home run of the season, a grand slam in the eighth inning, into the left field grandstand off a pitch from San Diego Padres’ Barian Boehringer, Wednesday night, Sept. 16, 1998 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Kent Horner)

(WTNH)-It was the summer of 2001, and baseball was on fire.

Ballparks across the country were packed, TV ratings were sky-high, and the game was the first thing on every sports fan’s mind. The single season home run record had already been obliterated, broken three times, and was on its way to being smashed again.

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