Sammy Sosa

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
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Profession: MLB Outfielder

Dominican Republic

Biography: Played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, which spanned from 1989 to 2007, but is best known for playing with the Chicago Cubs. As a Cub, he became one of the league's best hitters, and in 1998 he and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record.

Born: November 12, 1968
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 53 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1992-01-13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

Historical Events

  • 1996-05-16 Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
  • 1997-05-26 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
  • 1999-10-03 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game
  • 2000-09-16 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire
  • 2001-09-01 Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center
  • 2001-10-02 Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa becomes first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss

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