- Name: Sammy Sosa
- Age: 48 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Baseball Player
- Net Worth: US $70 Million
- Status: Alive
Sammy Sosa is a retired Dominican professional baseball right fielder. He played with four MLB teams but spent the bulk of his career with the Chicago Cubs. His career highlights include 7x All-Star, 6x Silver Slugger and the 1998 National League MVP. Sosa was born Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa on November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He’s also known by the nickname “Mikey” to friends and family. His parents were Lucrecia and Bautista Sosa. His father died when he was only 7 years old.
Prior to baseball, Sosa worked odd jobs such as shoe shining. He eventually moved to the United States in 1986 to play for a minor league team. Sosa made his major league debut in June 1989 with the Texas Rangers. He wore the #17 jersey and played center field. His first MLB home run was off Roger Clemens. Sosa was traded to the Chicago White Sox after a few weeks. He switched to the #25 jersey. Though he continued to struggle he manage to hit 15 home runs during his first season with the White Sox.
Sosa was traded to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder George Bell in 1992. He wore #21 in honor his childhood idol Roberto Clemente. He recorded 30 home runs and stole 30 bases during the 1993 season. He was the team’s first player at the time to make such accomplishment. Sosa played with the Cubs from 1992 to 2004. He made his first of seven All-Star appearance in 1995. He won six Silver Slugger Awards including five consecutive from 1998-2002. Sosa was named the National League “Most Valuable Player” in 1998. He finished the 1998 season with 66 home runs. Sosa led the National League in home runs in 2000 and 2002. He was suspended for several games in 2003 for using a corked bat. Sosa was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2005. He also played briefly for the Texas Rangers in 2007. His career stats stands at 609 home runs and a batting average of .273.
Sammy Sosa height is 6ft tall and he’s of Dominican and Haitian descent. His net worth is estimated at $70 million. He bought a North Miami Beach home in 2013 valued at $7.6 million. Sosa was married to first wife ‘Karen Lee Bright’ from 1990 to 1991. He’s currently married to Dominican vedette ‘Sonia Rodriguez’. The couple tied the knot in 1992. They have four children, Keysha, Sammy Jr., Michael and Kenya.
Sosa stated in a 2005 congressional hearing that he never used performance enhancing drugs. However, a 2009 New York Times report revealed that he had tested positive in a 2003 MLB drug test. The Congressional Committee opted not to press any charges for perjury in regards to his 2005 testimony.
Sammy Sosa Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa
- Birthday: November 12, 1968
- How Old : Age: 48 years old
- Place of Birth: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Baseball Player
- Years Active: 1989-2007
- Net Worth & Salary: US $70 Million
- Marriage(s): Karen Lee Bright, Sonia Rodriguez
- Death-O-Meter: Alive