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Full Name: Samuel Peralta Sosa Primary Position: OF,RF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/225 First Game: June 16, 1989
Birthdate: November 12, 1968 Final Game: August 25, 2005
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Macoris (Dominican Republic) MLB Experience: 18 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Sammy Sosa (Samuel Peralta Sosa) was born on November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Macoris (Dominican Republic). He made his Major League debut on June 16, 1989 for the Texas Rangers. In 1989, his rookie year, he hit .257 with 4 home runs and 13 RBI. Sosa played for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs,Baltimore Orioles, and Texas Rangers over the course of his 18 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Sammy Sosa's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2001, when he slugged 64 home runs, hit for a .328 average and knocked in 160 runs. However, others believe that it was 1998, when he slugged 66 home runs, hit for a .308 average and knocked in 158 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1989 CWS 33 99 19 27 5 0 3 10 11 27 7 3 .273 .351 .414 .765
1989 TEX 25 84 8 20 3 0 1 3 0 20 0 2 .238 .238 .310 .548
1990 CWS 153 532 72 124 26 10 15 70 33 150 32 16 .233 .283 .404 .687
1991 CWS 116 316 39 64 10 1 10 33 14 98 13 6 .203 .240 .335 .576
1992 CHC 67 262 41 68 7 2 8 25 19 63 15 7 .260 .317 .393 .710
1993 CHC 159 598 92 156 25 5 33 93 38 135 36 11 .261 .309 .485 .794
1994 CHC 105 426 59 128 17 6 25 70 25 92 22 13 .300 .339 .545 .884
1995 CHC 144 564 89 151 17 3 36 119 58 134 34 7 .268 .340 .500 .840
1996 CHC 124 498 84 136 21 2 40 100 34 134 18 5 .273 .323 .564 .888
1997 CHC 162 642 90 161 31 4 36 119 45 174 22 12 .251 .300 .480 .779
1998 CHC 159 643 134 198 20 0 66 158 73 171 18 9 .308 .377 .647 1.024
1999 CHC 162 625 114 180 24 2 63 141 78 171 7 8 .288 .367 .635 1.002
2000 CHC 156 604 106 193 38 1 50 138 91 168 7 4 .320 .406 .634 1.040
2001 CHC 160 577 146 189 34 5 64 160 116 153 0 2 .328 .437 .737 1.174
2002 CHC 150 556 122 160 19 2 49 108 103 144 2 0 .288 .399 .594 .993
2003 CHC 137 517 99 144 22 0 40 103 62 143 0 1 .279 .358 .553 .911
2004 CHC 126 478 69 121 21 0 35 80 56 133 0 0 .253 .332 .517 .849
2005 BAL 102 380 39 84 15 1 14 45 39 84 1 1 .221 .295 .376 .671
2007 TEX 114 412 53 104 24 1 21 92 34 112 0 0 .252 .311 .468 .779
Career 2354 8813 1475 2408 379 45 609 1667 929 2306 234 107 .273 .344 .534 .878

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1997 CHC RF 161 161 1416 324 348 16 8 1 .977
1998 CHC RF 156 153 1379 319 342 14 9 2 .974
1998 CHC CF 7 6 43 15 15 0 0 0 1.000
1999 CHC RF 146 139 1220 322 335 5 8 3 .976
1999 CHC CF 25 23 194 77 81 3 1 0 .988
2000 CHC RF 156 154 1373 316 329 3 10 1 .970
2000 CHC CF 2 2 10 2 2 0 0 0 1.000
2001 CHC RF 160 160 1385 326 340 8 6 1 .982
2002 CHC RF 150 150 1294 284 297 7 6 1 .980
2003 CHC RF 137 136 1178 212 219 2 5 1 .977
2004 CHC RF 124 124 1097 238 247 5 4 2 .984
2005 BAL RF 66 66 577 121 127 3 3 1 .976
2007 TEX RF 16 16 131 32 33 1 0 0 1.000
Total 1446 1429 11436 2618 2745 67 60 13 .978

Awards

  • Member of the 500 HR Club
  • Member of the 600 HR Club

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