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Former MLB star and longtime Chicago Cub who hit 609 career home runs and became the first player in league history to top 60 home runs in three separate seasons.

Before Fame

He was called Mikey by his entire family.


He supposedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, although he denied the allegations.

Family Life

He was married to Karen Lee Bright in 1990, but the couple divorced in 1991. He then married Sonia Rodriguez in 1992. He has two daughters, Kenia and Keysha, and two sons, Michael and Sammy Jr.

Associated With

He had an historic home run battle with Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire in 1998 as both players chased Roger Maris' single-season home run record.