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Monday, September 2, 2002
Sammy's back after missing 9 games with bad back

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa was back in the Chicago Cubs lineup Monday after missing nine games with a strained back.

Sammy Sosa
Right Field
Chicago Cubs
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2002 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R SB AVG
124 43 96 104 2 .303

''Injuries are part of the game, but there's no doubt your team's better when Sammy's in the lineup,'' interim manager Bruce Kimm said before the Cubs doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Sosa's injury stemmed from an Aug. 18 collision with teammate Mark Bellhorn. The two were chasing a popup down the right-field line when they ran into each other.

Sosa is hitting .303 and leads the NL with 43 homers. He has 96 RBI.