Sammy Sosa’s full name is Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa, and he is a former professional baseball player from the United States. As an abbreviated form of his given name, he is known as Sammy Sosa. His birthday is November 12th, 1968, and he was born in San Pedro de Macors, Dominican Republic.
Sammy Sosa was a baseball player who spent 19 years on the field. Juan Bautista Montero Sosa is Sammy’s father’s name, and Lucrecia Sosa is his mother’s name. Sammy’s father died while he was only seven years old, in 1975. His mother began working in the textile sector to help support the family. Because his father died when he was young, Sammy was unable to continue his schooling, so he and his siblings began working to support themselves. Sammy’s living situation was deplorable before he began his baseball career. After becoming a baseball player, he was able to provide a home for his family.
In 1985, Sammy Sosa began his baseball career. When he was fourteen years old, his brother spotted potential in him and urged him to play baseball. In 1985, he joined a baseball camp in the Dominican Republic organized by the Toronto Blue Jays, but he was seen by one of the Texas Rangers’ players, and his professional baseball career began with the Texas Rangers in 1989.
He only lasted with the Texas Rangers for a brief time before joining the Chicago White Sox in 1989 and playing for them for two years before signing with the Chicago Cubs in 1992 and playing for them for the next 12 years until 2004. In 2005, he joined the Baltimore Orioles.
In 2007, he re-signed with his original team, the Texas Rangers, and remained with them until 2009. He hit 609 home runs in his baseball career. In 2009, Sammy announced his retirement from professional baseball and stated his desire to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, but after unbiased and neutral tests in 2004, he was cleared. His career was unquestionably successful.
Sammy Sosa married Karen Lee Bright in 1990, but the couple divorced in 1991. Sosa married Sonia Rodrigues in a civil ceremony in 1992, and they married in a church ceremony in 2004. Sonia Sosa has six children with Sammy Sosa.
He has won numerous trophies, including seven All-Star appearances, six Silver Slugger Awards, two National League Home Run Reader Awards, and two National League RBI Leader Awards. He is well-known for hitting home runs, and his baseball career statistics are outstanding