Sammy Sosa Net Worth

Sammy Sosa Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa, simply known as Sammy Sosa, was born on 12 November 1968, in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He is a famous retired baseball player, known for playing in such teams as the “Texas Rangers”, “Chicago White Sox”, “Baltimore Orioles” and “Chicago Cubs”. During his career, Sammy achieved a lot and has gained numerous awards and titles. Some of them include, Silver Slugger Award, NL Hank Aaron Award, NL home run champion, Roberto Clemente Award and others. Although Sammy does not play baseball anymore his name is still respected among others who are related to baseball.

If you consider how rich Sammy Sosa is, it can be said that Sammy’s estimated net worth is $70 million. Undoubtedly, Sosa mainly gained this sum of money during his extraordinary career as a baseball player. Despite the fact that Sosa retired from this sport, he still has a lot of activities, which also add to Sammy’s net worth.

Sammy Sosa Net Worth $70 Million

His career as a professional baseball player began in 1989, when he became a part of the baseball team called the “Texas Rangers”. However, he soon decided to change teams and signed with the “Chicago White Sox”. This had a huge impact on the growth of Sosa’s net worth. Then in 1992 Sammy started playing for another team, called the “Chicago Cubs”. He was soon able to prove that he was a really talented player. Step by step, Sammy gained more and more acclaim and was even considered to be one of the best baseball players of 1998, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

Sammy played for the “Chicago Cubs” until 2005, when he signed up with the “Baltimore Orioles”. This added a lot to Sosa’s net worth and made him even more acclaimed and popular. Despite the success he achieved while playing for this team, in 2007 Sammy came back to his first team, the ‘Texas Rangers”, where he played for two years until in 2009 he decided to retire from this sport.

Overall, Sammy Sosa is one of only five players to score over 600 career home runs, and the only player to score 60 three times in a season. He was selected for seven All-Star games, and won six Silver Slugger awards.

Since Sosa retired from baseball, there have been rumors that he used drugs that helped him to achieve better results during games. Luckily the results were negative and Sosa did not lose the respect and acclaim achieved during his career. Now there is no doubt that Sammy Sosa is one of the best baseball players of all time, and that he achieved this because of his hard work and without any additional means.

If to talk about Sammy Sosa’s personal life, it can be said that in 2005 he married his longtime girlfriend, Sonia Rodriguez, and have four children. All in all, Sammy is a talented and respected baseball player. Although he has retired, there is no doubt that Sosa inspires many contemporary baseball players. Sammy improved his skills from a very young age and only his determination helped him to achieve what he has now. Now Sosa is 46 years old so he still remains a very active person, who tries to work hard for his future.

Full NameSammy Sosa
Net Worth$70 million
Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1968
DiedNovember 12, 1968
Height1.83 m
Weight165 lb
ProfessionBaseball player
SpouseSonia Rodriguez, Karen Lee Bright
ChildrenMichael Sosa, Keysha Sosa, Kenia Sosa, Sammy Sosa Jr.
ParentsJuan Bautista Montero, Lucrecia Sosa
AwardsNational League Most Valuable Player Award, Hank Aaron Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year ESPY Award
NominationsBest Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete
MoviesSlammin' Sammy: The Sammy Sosa Story, Baseball: The Tenth Inning
1Returned to baseball for 1 season with the Texas Rangers. [2007]
2Played in 1st of 1,811 games with the Chicago Cubs. [April 1992]
3Officially announced his retirement from baseball and awaits his eligibility into the hall of fame for the year 2013. [June 2009]
4Absent from Major League Baseball. [2006]
5Began brief stint playing with the Baltimore Orioles. [April 2005]
6Was the batter Mark Buehrle walked in his 2007 no-hitter. Had Sosa not reached base, Buehrle would have pitched a perfect game.
7On June 16, 2009, exactly 20 years after his Major League debut, it was reported that Sosa was one of the 103 players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.
8On June 20, 2007, he hit home run #600 off of Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis. Coincidentally, Marquis wears #21 on his jersey, the number formerly worn by Sosa himself.
9In the late 80s to the mid 90s - he played for The Tulsa Drillers Baseball Team in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
10In September of 2004, he was dropped to 6th in the Chicago Cubs' batting order. It marked the first time he had been in that spot since 1994.
11Father died of a brain hemorrhage when Sammy was just six years old.
12Ejected when umpires found cork in his bat after Sosa's bat broke when he hit a grounder to second in the 1st inning against Tampa Bay. Because cork inside a bat is thought to help players hit the ball further, it is against baseball rules. (3 June 2003)
13Has four kids, Keysha, Kenia, Sammy Jr. and Michael.
14The 5th of 7 children.
15Traded by the Chicago White Sox with Ken Patterson to the Chicago Cubs for George Bell on March 30, 1992.
16Became the third major league player to have 4 seasons with 50 or more home runs and the second to have 4 consecutive seasons with 50 or more home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 26, 2001.
17Hit first major league home run off Boston's Roger Clemens as a member of the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in 1989.
18To help his native Dominican Republic, Sosa auctioned of his 62nd home run ball from the 1998 season. Also, when he's not home in the Dominican, he lives in the same building as Oprah Winfrey.
19Made major league debut on June 16, 1989.
20Won the 1998 National League Most Value Player award.


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