Michael Erin, an associate consultant and partner at Progressive Management & Associates, is an avid baseball fan. More specifically, Michael Erin is a fan of the Chicago Cubs, one of baseball's most revered teams.
One of the Chicago Cubs’ best players to date is Sammy Sosa, who captured the hearts of American baseball fans through his consistent high home run performance. In the late 1990s, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire went head to head for the sport's home run record, with McGwire taking an early lead but Sosa remaining close behind him. Though Sosa was ultimately outhit by McGwire, both players broke the previous single season home run record of 63 home runs. In 2001, Sammy Sosa became the only player in the sport to have hit 60 home runs or more in three different seasons.
During later seasons, Sammy Sosa's career changed due to scandal, injuries, and being traded to another team. However, the power hitter still served as one of the faces of baseball during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and inspired the next generation of baseball players and fans.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.