Competition

PLAY BALL Think the toe-to-toe home-run battle between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire last baseball season was heated? You should have seen the off-season.

SAMMY SOSA

--Talks to Letterman producer Biff on the Late Show (Sept. 15) --Appears on McDonald's commercial (Oct. 10) --Wins National League MVP by a landslide (Nov. 19) --Appears on cover of Sports Illustrated (Dec. 14) --Hangs out with the President and First Lady (Nov.-Jan.) --Visits the island of the Dominican Republic (Oct.-Nov.) --Gets a national holiday in his honor (Oct. 20) --Guest stars at the State of the Union address (Jan. 19)

MARK MCGWIRE

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