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Facts about Sammy Sosa

Name Samuel Peralta Sosa
Nickname Slammin' Sammy
Date of Birth November 12, 1968
Place of Birth San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Height 6'0
Weight 230 pounds
Position Right Field
Bats Right
Jersey Number 17 (1989 Rangers), 25 (1989-1991 White Sox), 21 (1992-present Cubs and Orioles)
First MLB game June 16, 1989
Drafted By Texas Rangers (Free Agent)
MLB Teams Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles
Agent Adam Katz


Memorable Sammy Sosa Moments

June 16, 1989 - Sammy Sosa played his first major league game against the New York Yankees.

June 21, 1989 - Sammy Sosa hit his first major league home run against Roger Clemens and the Boston Red Sox.

April 4, 2003 - Sammy Sosa hit his 500th career home run off Scott Sullivan of the Cincinnati Reds.

Sammy Sosa Trades

July 29, 1989 - Sosa was traded by Texas Rangers along with with Scott Fletcher and Wilson Alvarez to the Chicago White Sox for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique

March 30, 1992 - Traded by Chicago White Sox with Ken Patterson to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for George Bell

January 28, 2005 - Sammy Sosa was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles for Jerry Hairston Jr. and two minor leaguers