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March 30, 1992: Sammy Sosa is traded to the Cubs, and his enigmatic baseball legacy begins

Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Baseball On this day in 1992, Sammy Sosa still had dark skin.While the former slugger's skin pigmentation has taken a turn for the obscure, this day in history hasn't: because it was the day Sosa and reliever Ken Patterson were traded to the Cubs for George Bell. Sosa was signed as a high-schooler out of the Dominican Republic, and made his debut at age 20 for the Rangers. He would be traded once to the White Sox for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique, and after a few years of disappointment with Chicago — and the White Sox determining they were a player away from really competing for a World Series — the South Side and North Side combined for a trade.MORE: 20 things you might not remember about Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout game Sosa went on to hit more than 600 home runs in his career, while Bell, an established major league outfielder, would have two really bad seasons with the White Sox before retiring. There's really not much of a debate as to who won the trade, even if it seemed like the r夜网论坛ight deal at the time for the South Siders.But more than anything, Sosa's legacy isn't — or shouldn't — solely be defined by his alleged steroid use. Of course, Sosa was part of the summer that saved baseball in 1998, w[......]

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