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Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace$
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David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737516

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Voice, Masculinity, Race, and the 1998 Home Run Chase

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(p.61) Lost in Translation
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Fame to Infamy
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Shelley Lucas

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0005

This chapter explores the elevation of Sammy Sosa’s and Mark McGwire’s reputations during the 1998 Major League Baseball season and the subsequent decline of their image as sports legends. It notes that during the 1998 season, the two athletes were locked in a chase to break the record of 61 home runs in a single season by Roger Maris. It explains that the two athletes’ involvement in the performance-enhancing drug use scandal damaged their reputations and somehow caused them to lose their voice, as they seldom appeared in interviews or gave statements, with Sosa even hiring an interpreter to express his sentiments during the heyday of the scandal.

Keywords:   reputation, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, baseball, interpreter, performance-enhancing drug use, scandal, Roger Maris

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