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Sammy Sosa

Samuel Peralta Sosa is a former professional Dominican-American baseball rights athlete of Haitian descent. He played in Major League baseball for 19 seasons, primarily with the Chicago Cubs. After playing for the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox, Sosa joined the Cubs in 1992 and became one of the best players in the game. Sosa hit his 400th homerun in game 1354 and his 5,273 game at club, hitting that mark faster than any player in National League history. He is one of nine players in MLB history to have hit 600 home games in his career. In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire became nationally famous for their ability to hit a club at home in pursuit of Roger Maris's home run record. With the Cubs, Sosa became an All-Star 7 times while holding many team records. He ended his career with a second jersey of Baltimore Orioles and Rangers. With Rangers, Sosa had his 600th home match in his career to become the fifth player in MLB history to reach this milestone.

About Sammy Sosa

Former MLB star and longtime Chicago Cub who hit 609 career home runs and became the first player in league history to top 60 home runs in three separate seasons.

Sammy Sosa before fame

He was called Mikey by his entire family.

Achievement of Sammy Sosa

He supposedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, although he denied the allegations.

Sammy Sosa family life

He was married to Karen Lee Bright in 1990, but the couple divorced in 1991. He then married Sonia Rodriguez in 1992. He has two daughters, Kenia and Keysha, and two sons, Michael and Sammy Jr.

Associations of Sammy Sosa

He had an historic home run battle with Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire in 1998 as both players chased Roger Maris' single-season home run record.

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Latest information about Sammy Sosa updated on July 31 2021.