Sammy Sosa - biography

Baseball Player from United States of America

Sammy Sosa Samuel Peralta "Sammy" Sosa (born November 12, 1968) is a Dominican former professional baseball right fielder. Sosa played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career which spanned from 1989-2007. Sosa's Major League career began with the Texas Rangers in 1989. After three seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Sosa became a member of the Chicago Cubs in 1992 and subsequently became one of the league's best hitters. In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record. Sosa finished his career with brief stints with the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers. With the Rangers, Sosa hit his 600th career home run to become the fifth player in MLB history to reach the milestone. He is also the all-time home run leader among foreign-born MLB players. Furthermore, Sosa is one of only two National League Players to ever reach 160 RBI in a season, a milestone he reached in 2001. The other was Cubs player and RBI Champion Hack Wilson during his record setting 1930 season in which he recorded 191 RBI. Sosa is the only player to have hit 60 or more home runs in a single season three times. Sosa has long  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Samuel Sosa Peralta
Date of birth
1968-11-12
Place of birth
San Pedro de Macorís
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Sonia Rodriguez Karen Lee Bright
Children
Sammy Sosa Jr. Michael Sosa Keysha Sosa Kenia Sosa
Profession
Baseball player

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball

Performances

Year Performance Character
2010 Baseball: The Tenth Inning
2002 Slammin' Sammy: The Sammy Sosa Story

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