Sammy Sosa

Dominican Republic Baseball Player

Samuel Peralta "Sammy" Sosa 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.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on November 12, 1968.


1989 - 1994 5 More Events
1995 26 Years Old Sosa was named to his first All-Star team in 1995. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old Sosa continued his success with the Cubs in 1996 as he batted .273 with 40 home runs and 100 RBIs. … Read More
…  Also in 1998, Sosa's 416 total bases were the most in a single season since Stan Musial's 429 in. … Read More


1999 30 Years Old Sosa was honored with a ticker-tape parade in his honor in New York City, and he was invited to be a guest at US President Bill Clinton's 1999 State of the Union Address. 1998 was also the first time the Cubs made the post-season since 1989. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 3, 2003, Sosa was ejected from a Chicago Cubs-Tampa Bay Devil Rays game in the first inning when umpires discovered he had been using a corked bat. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old …  The couple married by the Catholic Church on December 18, 2004, at Altos de Chavón, La Romana; they had already been married civilly for 12 years prior the church wedding.
On January 28, 2005, the Cubs traded Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr., infielder Mike Fontenot, and RHP Dave Crouthers. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old 1 More Event
At the end of January 2006, the Washington Nationals offered Sosa two different minor-league offers, both of which he turned down.
The Texas Rangers, Sosa's original team, signed him to a minor league deal worth $500,000 on January 30, 2007. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 28,, Sosa announced that he instructed his agent not to offer his services to any MLB team for the 2008 season, and planned on filing for retirement, but never did.


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 3, 2009, Sosa announced his intention to retire from baseball. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In an interview with ESPN Deportes, Sosa said he would "calmly wait" for his induction into baseball's Hall of Fame, for which he became eligible in 2013.
2014 45 Years Old For the elections of 2014 through 2016 he received 7.2%, 6.6%, and 7.0%.
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