Sammy Sosa is a talented Dominican-American former baseball player. Sammy Sosa is known for playing 19 seasons as a right fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) with various teams including the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs among others.
Sammy Sosa was born on Nov. 12, 1968 and he is currently 53 years old. He hails from San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. His nationality is Dominican and of part Haitian descent. He was actually born in a Batey parish in Consuelo, however his officially registered place of birth is San Pedro de Macorís.
His family and friends call him “Mikey” while his full name is Samuel Peralta Sosa. Additionally, it was his maternal grandmother who suggested his birth name “Samuel” as well as his nickname “Mikey”. Also, his father’s name is Juan Bautista Montero while his mother’s name is Lucrecia Sosa.
career and working life
Professionally, Sammy Sosa is a former baseball player. He played 19 seasons as a right fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). He mainly played for the Chicago Cubs team. He then also played for the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox. After those teams, he joined the Cubs in 1992.
After that, this player became one of the best players in the game. This former athlete hit his 400th home run in his 1,354. game and his 5,273. At Bat. This baseballer reached that milestone faster than any other player in National League history. Additionally, this athlete is one of nine players in MLB history to hit 600 career home runs.
In 1998, this player rose to national fame along with Mark McGwire. This was for players’ home run hitting skills in pursuit of Roger Maris’ home run record. With the Cubs, this former baseball player became a 7-time All-Star. He also held numerous team records.
This former baseball player retired for the second time with stints with the Baltimore Orioles and Rangers. With the Rangers, this former baseball player hit his 600th career home run, becoming the 5th player in MLB history to reach that milestone.
Additionally, this athlete ranks 2nd all-time for home runs among foreign-born MLB players. He is also one of only 3 National League players since 1900 to have 160 RBIs in a season. He set this record in 2001. He is also the only player to have hit 60 or more homers three times in a single season.
This athlete achieved this in 1998, 1999 and 2001 respectively. However, this former baseball player did not lead the league in home runs in any of those seasons. Despite this, he led the league in 2000 with 50 home runs.
This former baseball player made his MLB debut on June 16, 1989, playing for the Texas Rangers, while his last appearance with the same team was on September 29, 2007. This athlete also denied using any performance-enhancing drugs during his playing career. He denied this through his attorney in the 2005 congressional hearing.
Sammy Sosa is a happily married man. This former baseball player’s wife is Sonia Rodriguez. Also, his wife is a former Dominican TV dancer. Together the couple have six children. Among them are the four Sammy Sosa Jr., Michael Sosa, Keysha Sosa and Kenya Sosa.
Sammy Sosa stands about tall Height of 6 feet or 183 cm. Likewise, the former baseball player has a body weight of 165 lbs or 75 kg. In 2009, this former baseball player appeared at a music awards show looking a lot brighter than just months before.
This drastic change prompted the former baseball player to switch to a Spanish-language television network. The baseball player denied that he was ill or that he hated being black. He also denied that his new skin tone was the result of steroid use.
On the contrary, the baseballer explained on the show that he uses a bleaching cream before bed, which makes his skin softer and brighter. Also, this former baseball player has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Sammy Sosa doesn’t seem to have an authentic profile on any social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Despite this, there are some unconfirmed accounts in the name of this former baseball player on the platforms mentioned above. Next up is this former Dominican-American baseball player net worth of around 70 million US dollars.