ESPN to release 30 for 30 on Sammy Sosa-Mark McGwire 1998 home run race


"The Last Dance" docuseries will come to a close on May 17, but fear not, sports fans. Another 1998 Chicago documentary is on its way.

Tuesday, ESPN announced it will premiere a 30 for 30 documentary chronicling the 1998 NL home run race between Cubs' and Cardinals' sluggers Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. "Long Gone Summer," directed by AJ Schnack, will debut on June 14 at 8 p.m. CT.

Sosa and McGwire are credited with reinvigorating interest in baseball after fans grew disillusioned following the 1994-95 strike. Summer 1998 saw the sluggers battle to break Roger Maris' single-season record for home runs (61, 1961), with McGwrie ultimately coming out on top (70-66).

The documentary includes interviews with both players and is "a journey back through time that recalls how seismic and emotional the story was – even as the legitimacy of the accomplishments at its center would later be called into question."

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