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Posted on: Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Sosa reaches 60 homers again

Associated Press

CHICAGO — For almost 40 years no one hit 60 home runs. Now Sammy Sosa has done it three times in four seasons.

Sosa became the first player with three 60-homer seasons last night.

"It's kind of mind-boggling to see what he's done," Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor said. "You go almost 40 years with nobody hitting 60, and he's done it three times already. It's a pretty incredible feat."

But not enough to keep the Cubs from being eliminated from postseason contention. Adam Dunn hit a solo homer off Kyle Farnsworth in the top of the ninth inning, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 victory over the Cubs last night.

The loss, along with St. Louis' 5-1 victory over Milwaukee, eliminated the Cubs from the NL wild card race.

"This summer's been a beautiful thing for our team to come a long way from last year," Sosa said. "When the season's over, I can go home and I don't have anything to be sorry for."

Sosa is one of only five players to hit 60 homers. He hit 66 in 1998 and 63 in 1999.

No. 60 this year was a solo shot in the first off left-hander Lance Davis, an arching drive to left-center.