The Pontificia Universidad Cat?lica Madre y Maestra, one of the most prestigious universities in the DR, will grant a Honoris Causa Doctorate to Dominican baseball player Sammy Sosa. The rector of the university, Monsignor Agripino N??ez recommended the recognition. The ceremony will take place 11 January 1999. In the 36 history of the university, only 44 similar awards have been granted. This is the first time the award will be granted to a sportsman. Sammy Sosa became a world celebrity after breaking Roger Maris’s home run record and winning the Most Valuable Player title of the National League of US Major League baseball.