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Sammy Sosa

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Sammy Sosa
Birth date: 
November 12, 1968
Position: 
Right Fielder

Samuel Peralta Sosa better known as Sammy Sosa was born on November 12th, 1968 in the small town of Consuelo, San Pedro de Macorís Province, Dominican Republic.

He made his debut on June 16th, 1989 for the Texas Rangers. Among the teams he played for are: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers again.

It wasn't until the 1998 season that Sammy emerged as one of baseball's greatest, in that season Sosa and Mark McGwire undertook the homerun record chase when both players attempted to break Roger Maris's record since 1961 of 61 homeruns for one season. McGwire broke the record first with 62 homeruns on September 8th but Sosa tied McGwire on September 13th. Sammy would end the season being the first MLB player hitting 66 homeruns in one season, even if McGwire set the record at 70 homeruns.

On June 20th, 2007 Sosa became the fifth man in history following Babe Ruth, Willy Mays, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds to hit 600 regular season homeruns.

Seven times All Star, six times Silver Slugger Awards, MVP, Roberto Clemente Award, Hank Aaron Award, Homerun Derby winner.

 

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