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  A biography of Sammy Sosa -- Latino Legends in Sports.
Sammy is the fifth of seven children born to parents, Lucrecia and Bautista Montero.
Sosa is a legend and an idol in the Dominican Republic.
Sammy Sosa is often compared to his childhood hero Roberto Clementé (the first Latino to enter the Hall of Fame) and wears number 21 on his jersey in honor of him.
www.latinosportslegends.com /sosa.htm   (1690 words)

 Sammy Sosa Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
NYY 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, D.R. Signed by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 1985.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
View Sammy Sosa's uniforms at Dressed to the Nines
www.baseball-reference.com /s/sosasa01.shtml   (1486 words)

 Biography of Sammy Sosa
Sosa was described as "malnourished" in his initial scouting report, but that changed as he began working his way through the Rangers minor league system.
Sammy made his major league debut on June 16, 1989 against the New York Yankees and hit is first major league homerun five days later against Roger Clemens and the Boston Red Sox.
Sammy Sosa spent parts of the next three seasons with the Chicago White Sox and their minor league teams.
www.sammysosa.info /biography   (1098 words)

 Sammy Sosa Rookie Baseball Cards
Sammy Sosa came into the league in 1989, at a time when the whole baseball card industry was going through a huge change.
Gone were the days when kids couldn't wait to get their hands on the gum inside the baseball card packs or to put the cards in the spokes of their bikes.
Here are pictures of some of Sammy Sosa's rookie cards from 1989-90 in the popular brands that were available during that time.
www.sammysosa.info /cards   (148 words)

 Sammy Sosa | BaseballLibrary.com
When the Chicago White Sox traded Sammy Sosa to their crosstown rival Cubs for George Bell in March of 1992, their young prospect had never hit more than fifteen home runs in a season at any level.
In his first season in rookie ball, Sosa was a teammate of 1998 AL MVP Juan Gonzalez and future stars Dean Palmer and Wilson Alvarez, but displayed a disturbing tendency to chase bad pitches.
While Sosa had yet to prove he was little more than a mediocre outfielder with good speed but no pop in his bat, the friendly confines of Wrigley Field would dramatically alter the course of Sosa's career.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Sosa_Sammy.stm   (5927 words)

 Citizine - Sammy Sosa (Steroids, corked cork bat, baseball attendance)
Sosa came up with the Texas Rangers and he was a skinny kid that no one would ever have imagined would hit 60 bombs.
Sammy hasn’t been putting up his usual super-sized numbers, so he decided to turn it up a notch, in the cheating department that is, by ‘mistakenly’ using his crowd-pleasing BP bat to belt out a few home runs to boost his fragile confidence and his even more vulnerable psyche.
Just as Sammy Sosa has now been shown to be a fraud, the entire home run explosion that started in the mid-1990s and made Sammy such a big “hero,” may someday be exposed as one of the biggest frauds to stain the game.
www.citizinemag.com /commentary/commentary-0306_sammysosa.htm   (693 words)

 Sammy Sosa Trivia - Sammy Sosa Facts - Sammy Sosa Notes
Sammy was the first winner of the National League "Hank Aaron Award" in 1999 as the top hitter in the NL.
Sammy's last full season in the majors was in 2005 with Baltimore, his career statistics were: a.274 batting average, 588 home runs, 1,575 RBIs, 2,304 Hits, 1,422 Runs and 234 Stolen Bases in 2,240 games.
Sammy was drafted in 1985 by the Texas Rangers.
www.tv.com /sammy-sosa/person/138030/trivia.html   (700 words)

 Sammy Sosa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sosa is part of a very elite group of baseball players who have hit more than 500 home runs in their major league careers.
Sammy's career started in the Texas Rangers organization but to most, he will be best remembered for his great years as a Chicago Cub.
Though Sammy has not officially made an announcement as to whether he will be back for the 2006 MLB season, most believe that the future hall-of-famer's days of circling the bases are over.
www.sammysosa.info   (270 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Eight games out: Sosa suspended for using corked bat
Sosa's agent, Tom Reich, told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark that while the eight-game suspension was within range of previous suspensions for this offense, Sosa decided to appeal because they believe the penalty to be "on the high side" of that range.
Sosa's side will certainly be pointing out that at least Sosa immediately admitted he'd broken a rule and apologized, even though he contended he'd picked up the corked bat by mistake.
Sosa didn't deny the corked bat was his, but he said it was a batting practice bat he had grabbed by accident.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0606/1564235.html   (1448 words)

 Sammy Sosa's legacy up for debate - Boston.com
Sammy Sosa was once one of baseball's most popular figures, a prodigious home run hitter who raced enthusiastically to his position and tapped his heart to salute adoring fans in the Wrigley Field bleachers.
Sosa and Mark McGwire helped energize baseball and fill the stadiums with an epic home run duel in 1998, four years after a strike left many fans disillusioned.
But Sammy has been one of the great players of the game for a long time and a guy who meant a lot to Chicago and a lot to the game.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2006/02/16/sammy_sosas_legacy_up_for_debate/?page=1   (992 words)

 Sammy Sosa : USAToday.com - Sammy Sosa Biography from USAToday.com
If Sosa really opens the season as the Rangers' regular right fielder or DH and No. 5 hitter, the guys set to hit lower in the order, especially Hank Blalock, will be weaker bets in fantasy leagues.
ET According to MLB.com, the Rangers and Sammy Sosa have agreed in principal to a minor league contract.
Sosa will only be guaranteed $500,000 if he makes the team, though he could command substantially more in incentives.
fantasybaseball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=MLB&id=1538   (438 words)

 37-year-old Sammy Sosa likely to retire - Boston.com
Baltimore Orioles' Sammy Sosa points skyward after hitting a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of this June 18, 2005 file photo in Baltimore.
Sosa became a free agent after last season and will not go on a formal retirement list.
Sosa wore out his welcome in Chicago in 2004 and was dealt to Baltimore after the season.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2006/02/16/37_year_old_sammy_sosa_likely_to_retire   (417 words)

 The Official Site of The Washington Nationals: News: Washington Nationals News
Sammy Sosa is coming off the worst season of his career, having batted.221 with 14 home runs and 45 RBIs with the Orioles in 2005.
Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, said late Wednesday night that Sosa more than likely will not play during the 2006 season, but the outfielder will not be put on the voluntary retirement list.
Sosa is coming off the worst season of his career, hitting.221 with 14 home runs and 45 RBIs, and he had two stints on the disabled list with Baltimore.
washington.nationals.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060215&content_id=1311713&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was   (660 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sammy Sosa rips Cubs manager Baker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CHICAGO (AP) — Sammy Sosa arrived late and left early from the Chicago Cubs' season finale and then lambasted manager Dusty Baker, saying he was unfairly blamed for the team's failures.
Sosa was irritated by Baker's pre-game comments Sunday that he needed to be in better shape mentally and physically next season.
Sosa, whose average slipped to.253 this season with 35 homers and 80 RBI — he spent a month on the disabled list with a back problem brought on by a violent sneeze — said he was tired of being the fall guy.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/cubs/2004-10-04-sosa-baker_x.htm   (551 words)

 Sammy Sosa Biography | Sports Stars
Outfielder Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs entered the 1998 baseball season as a relatively unknown player to most Americans.
His storybook 1998 season established Sosa as a legitimate star, and he will always be remembered in the baseball record books and in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Sammy Sosa was born November 12, 1968, in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
www.bookrags.com /biography/sammy-sosa-spo   (179 words)

 KFFL - Sammy Sosa, DH, Texas Rangers
The Associated Press reports Texas Rangers DH Sammy Sosa went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts on June 6 in his pursuit of becoming the fifth player in history to hit 600 home runs.
Sports reports Texas Rangers DH Sammy Sosa (head) left the second game of a doubleheader in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday, May 3, after being hit in the head by a pitch.
Texas Rangers DH Sammy Sosa, went 1-for-3, with a single and a strikeout, Saturday, March 3, against the Kansas City Royals, according to the Associated Press.
www.kffl.com /player/5556/mlb   (2616 words)

 Sammy Sosa arrives at Rangers camp
Sosa has a minor league deal with his original team, hoping for a chance to get back to the major leagues.
When Sosa's minor league deal with Texas was announced last month, Sosa was fielding the same steroids questions that dogged him when he left the game after the 2005 season with Baltimore.
Sosa's MVP season was in 1998, when he batted.308 with a career-high 66 homers and 158 RBIs for the Chicago Cubs.
www.quepasa.com /english/channels/sports/baseball/sammy.sosa.returned.field.season/593004.html   (641 words)

 Sammy Sosa - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sammy Sosa hit his first major league home run against Roger Clemens.
Sammy Sosa and the Texas Rangers wrapped up weeks of negotiations and agreed to...
Sammy Sosa and the Rangers were close to finalizing a minor-league deal...
movies.aol.com /celebrity/sammy-sosa/278472/main   (116 words)

 cbs11tv.com - Sammy Sosa Arrives At Rangers Training Camp
Sosa has a minor league deal with his original team for a chance to get back to the major leagues.
When Sosa's minor league deal with Texas was announced last month, Sosa was fielding the same steroids questions that dogged him when he left the game after the 2005 season with Baltimore.
Sosa's MVP season was in 1998, when he batted.308 with a career-high 66 homers and 158 RBIs for the Chicago Cubs.
cbs11tv.com /sports/local_story_054135650.html   (604 words)

 Sammy Sosa Biography - Biography.com
Sosa's father died when he was only seven years old and he helped support the family by doing odd jobs.
Sosa was caught in a race with Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals to beat Roger Maris' record of 61 home runs in a single season.
Sosa remained a strong hitter for the next six seasons with the Cubs, but he started to encounter some problems in 2003.
www.biography.com /search/article.do?id=189155   (353 words)

 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Sammy Sosa : An Autobiography: Books: Sammy Sosa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The book I read was Sosa and it was great.It was all about sammy Sosa and I think they did great job on an autobiography about him and telling what Sammy Sosa was like when he was a little guy,growing up.
Sosa's book probably falls into this last category, though it is presented as a "Gee, I can't believe it" type (but with touches of the defensiveness found in "getting even" types of autobiographies).
Sammy and all his brothers and sisters grew up in "a one-bedroom house with dirt floors and no indoor plumbing."...
www.amazon.ca /Sammy-Sosa-Autobiography/dp/customer-reviews/0446676985   (1752 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - Sammy Sosa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sosa challenged for the National League lead in home runs in 1996, but he suffered a broken right wrist when he was hit by a pitch in August.
Sosa brought his family and friends to Wrigley Field for the ceremony which was also attended by Commissioner Bud Selig, National League President Leonard Coleman and American League President Gene Budig, and members of the family of Roger Maris.
Sosa's current contract with the ball club expires in 2001 and he wanted a 5- or 6- year extension, along with a raise reportedly between $15 and $17 million annually (he currently makes around $12 million per year), signed by midsummer.
www.gale.com /free_resources/chh/bio/sosa_s.htm   (3915 words)

 Sammy Sosa
Sammy Peralta Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
Along with Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Curt Schilling, Rafael Palmeiro, Frank Thomas and Jose Canseco, author of an expose of steroid abuse, Sammy Sosa was subpoenaed to testify at a House Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the use of steroids in the sport on March 17, 2005.
Sosa's year with the Baltimore Orioles was relatively poor - he batted.221 with 14 homers and 45 RBIs in 2005.
www.biogs.com /famous/sosasammy.html   (387 words)

 Anti Essays : Free Essays on Sammy Sosa Biography Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As you may know, Sammy Sosa was one of the contenders in the homerun race against him and Mark McGwire.
Sosa began playing baseball when he was 14 and only two years later attracted the attention of scouts for the Texas Rangers.
Sammy Sosa still is a great athlete and is admired by all baseball fans and enthusiasts.
www.antiessays.com /free-essays/2069.html   (714 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Sosa's legacy could be broken beyond repair
For years now, the image of Sammy in most American minds was Sammy hugging Mark McGwire during the Maris Chase in 1998.
Sosa, on the other hand, might just as well have had his induction speech all written and rehearsed, because he was in -- until Tuesday night.
Sammy Sosa admits that it was his bat.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1562825.html   (1070 words)

 Amazon.fr : Sosa: An Autobiography: Livres en anglais: Sammy Sosa,Marcos Breton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What separates Sosa from the mainstream of sports star bios is the likability and exuberance of the subject and the form in which it was written.
At that point, Sammy was aggressive, but wildly aggressive." From there on, it's pretty much Sosa and Pentland, and through their exchanges we can see how and why the new hitter in Sammy emerges.
Sammy's first years in the big leagues were exciting seasons.
www.amazon.fr /Sosa-Autobiography-Sammy/dp/1570429758   (816 words)

 ABC 7 News - Sammy Sosa Arrives at Rangers Camp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sammy Sosa arrived for spring training with the Texas Rangers early Friday morning, appearing to be in good shape and good spirits after a season out of the game.
Sosa got to the complex about two hours before a meeting that would precede the team's first full-squad workout.
The 38-year-old Sosa, who has a minor league deal with his original team for a chance to get back in the major leagues, was there early to complete a physical.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/0207/399970.html   (496 words)

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