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Encyclopedia > Sammy Sosa
Sammy Sosa

Sosa swinging at a pitch while with the Baltimore Orioles in 2005
Free Agent — No. --
Designated hitter / Right fielder
Born: November 12, 1968 (1968-11-12) (age 39)
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
June 161989 for the Texas Rangers
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2008)
Batting Average     .273
Home runs     609
Runs batted in     1667
Teams

Samuel Sosa Montero (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter and right fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a free agent. Download high resolution version (718x711, 868 KB)Sammy Sosa taking one of his famous mighty swings, Spring Training 2005. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Pedro de Macorís is a port city in the Dominican Republic, the capital of San Pedro de Macorís Province, and home of the Universidad Central del Este. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Pedro de Macorís is a port city in the Dominican Republic, the capital of San Pedro de Macorís Province, and home of the Universidad Central del Este. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


Sosa's Major League career began when he broke in with the Texas Rangers in 1989. In the intervening years, he has played for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.[1] He ended the 2005 with 588 career home runs, placing him fifth on the all-time home run list. After sitting out the 2006 season, Sosa signed with the Rangers in a comeback attempt in early 2007, and he made the team as a designated hitter. While playing for the Rangers on June 20, 2007, against the Cubs, his former team, Sosa hit his 600th home run, becoming the 5th player in professional baseball to achieve that mark. He is also the all-time home run leader among foreign-born Major League Baseball players. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Homerun redirects here. ... The following is a chronology of the top ten leaders in lifetime home runs in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sosa's alleged involvement in the era of Major League Baseball's steroid scandal has harmed his reputation. The 2007 Mitchell Report did not name Sosa in its list of players identified in the course of the investigation, although Sosa was mentioned in a related affidavit by Federal Agent Jeff Novitzky dealing with the use of amphetamines.[2] // 1886 baseball demonstration at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... Amphetamine is a synthetic drug originally developed (and still used) as an appetite suppressant. ...


Sosa wears number 21 in honor of his childhood hero, Roberto Clemente. Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ...


Sosa is known to family and friends as "Mikey". His maternal grandmother, who had suggested his birth name of Samuel, also came up with his nickname: "[She] heard the name on a soap opera she liked and decided from that moment on I would be Mikey."[3]


Although his officially registered birthplace is San Pedro de Macorís, Sosa was actually born in Consuelo. San Pedro de Macorís was "the largest town nearby." Both Consuelo and San Pedro de Macorís are in San Pedro de Macorís Province.[4] San Pedro de Macorís is a province of the Dominican Republic, also the name of its capital city. ...

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Early Major League career

Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989, with the Texas Rangers, and he hit first career home run off Roger Clemens. Later in the season, the Rangers traded Sammy to the Chicago White Sox. He played two full seasons for the White Sox and was traded, along with pitcher Ken Patterson, to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder George Bell before the 1992 season. is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Kenneth Brian Patterson (born July 8, 1964 in Costa Mesa, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1988-1994. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ...


Career with the Chicago Cubs

After years as a respected power/speed threat with a rocket arm in right field, he emerged during the 1998 as one of baseball's greatest. It was in this season that both Sosa and Mark McGwire passed Roger Maris's single season home run mark of 61 home runs that had stood since 1961. Sosa ended the season with 66, behind McGwire's 70. However, Sammy had become the first Major League batter ever to hit 65 homers in a season. Then, McGwire passed him late in the season to become the first ever to hit 70. This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths single-season home run record in 1961, a record that would stand for 37 years. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ...


Also in 1998, Sosa's 416 total bases were the most in a single season since Stan Musial's 429 in 1948. Sosa won the National League Most Valuable Player Award for leading the Cubs into the playoffs in 1998, earning every first-place vote except for the two cast by St. Louis writers, who voted for McGwire. He and McGwire shared Sports Illustrated magazine's 1998 "Sportsman of the Year" award. Sosa was honored with a ticker-tape parade in his honor in New York City, and he was invited to be a guest at US President Bill Clinton's 1999 State of the Union Address. 1998 was also the first time the Cubs made the post-season since 1989. The Cubs qualified as the NL Wild Card team, but were swept by the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS. Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... St. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... Ticker-tape parade in New York City in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts, August 1969 A ticker-tape parade is a parade event, held in a downtown urban setting, allowing the jettison of large amounts of shredded paper products from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... State of the Union redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 1998 National League Division Series was a best-of-five matchup that saw the Wild Card Champion Chicago Cubs face the Eastern Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the Western Division Champion San Diego Padres face the Central Division Champion Houston Astros. ...


In the 1999 season, Sosa hit 63 home runs, again trailing Mark McGwire who hit 65. In the 2000 season, Sammy finally led the league by hitting 50 home runs. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ...

Sammy tells the bleacher bums "Two Outs!!" in 2003
Sammy tells the bleacher bums "Two Outs!!" in 2003

In 2001, he hit 64 home runs, becoming the first player to hit 60 home runs in three seasons in his career. However, he did not lead the league in any of those seasons; in 2001, he finished behind Barry Bonds, who hit 73 homers, breaking the single-season home run record set by McGwire in 1998 (70). In the same season he set personal records in runs scored (146), RBI (160), walks (116), on base percentage (.437), slugging percentage (.737), and batting average (.328).[1] He led the majors in runs and RBI, was 2nd in home runs, 2nd in slugging percentage, 1st in total bases, 3rd in walks, 4th in on base percentage, 12th in batting average, and 15th in hits. He also surpassed his 1998 number in total bases, racking up 425. Sosa once again led the league in home runs with 49 in 2002. Known as a free-swinger in his early years, and as a good strikeout candidate, Sammy became an effective hitter for average. He owns numerous team records for the Cubs, and he holds the major-league record for the most home runs hit in a month (20, in June 1998). In recognition of his accomplishments as a hitter, Sosa won the Silver Slugger award (an award for offensive output, voted on by managers and coaches) in 1995 and in 1998 through 2002.[1] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ...


In 2003, the Cubs won the National League Central Division title. The year was not all good news for Sosa, however. In May, he spent his first period on the disabled list since 1996 after having an injured toenail removed. Sosa finished the season with 40 home runs, and he hit two more in the National League Championship Series against the Florida Marlins. The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In baseball, the disabled list (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


In May 2004, Sosa suffered an odd injury while sitting next to his locker chatting with reporters before a game in San Diego's PETCO Park. He sneezed violently, causing severe back pain. He was diagnosed with back spasms and placed on the disabled list. Later, he fell into one of the worst slumps of his career, only snapping out of it during the last week of the season. He finished with 35 homers, far below his numbers of his best years. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ...


Many noted that Sosa's production went into a tail-spin immediately after he was hit in the head by a Salomon Torres pitch in April 2003, and he never recovered to former levels.[citation needed] Salomon Ramirez Torres (born March 11, 1972 in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher currently with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. ...


Corked bat incident

On June 3, 2003, Sosa was ejected from a Chicago Cubs-Tampa Bay Devil Rays game in the first inning when umpires discovered he had been using a corked bat.[5] Major League Baseball confiscated and tested 76 of Sosa's other bats after his ejection; all were found to be clean, with no cork. Five bats he had sent to the Hall of Fame in past years were also tested, and were all clean as well.[6] Sosa stated that he had accidentally used the corked bat, which he claimed he only used during batting practice. On June 6, Sosa was suspended for eight games.[7] However, the suspension was reduced to seven games after appeal on June 11.[8]-1... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... In baseball, a corked bat is a specially modified baseball bat that has been filled with cork or similar light, less dense substances to make the bat lighter without losing much power. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Career after the Chicago Cubs

2005

Sosa in spring training with the Orioles in 2005.
Sosa in spring training with the Orioles in 2005.

The final straw for the Cubs seemed to be an incident in late 2004. Sosa requested to sit out the last game of the season, which was at home against the Atlanta Braves, and he left Wrigley Field early in the game. Sosa attempted to deny this, but had been caught by security cameras leaving Wrigley Field early in the game.[citation needed] On January 28, 2005, the Cubs traded Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr., infielder Mike Fontenot, and RHP Dave Crouthers. To facilitate the deal, Sosa and his agent agreed to waive the clause that guaranteed his 2006 salary, and the players' union indicated it would not object to that agreement. Under the deal, Sosa earned $17,875,000 for the 2005 season, with the Cubs paying $7 million of his salary. By playing for the 2005 Orioles alongside fellow 500-home-run batter Rafael Palmeiro, Sosa and Palmeiro became the first 500 home run club members in history to play together on the same team after reaching the 500 home run plateau (Hank Aaron reached 500 homers shortly after his teammate Eddie Matthews (512 homers) retired. Willie McCovey reached 500 shortly after his teammate Willie Mays had left the Giants). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Jerry Wayne Hairston, Jr. ... Michael Eugene Fontenot (born June 9, 1980 in [[Slidell, Louisiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... A sports agent is a person who procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ... The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player with a career spanning 20 years, 1986 to 2005. ... In Major League Baseball, the 500 Home Run Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 500 or more career home runs. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931–February 18, 2001) was a Major League Baseball star player born in Texarkana, Texas. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ...


After slumping throughout the season, Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli dropped Sosa to as low as the 7th spot in the batting order, and then he shortly benched him.[citation needed] Sosa finished the 2005 season batting .221 with 14 home runs, his worst performance since 1992, and continuing his post-2001 trend of declines in batting average, homers, total bases, and RBI. On December 7, 2005, the Orioles decided not to offer him an arbitration contract, effectively ending his Baltimore Orioles tenure and making him a free agent. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, The Sporting News published an update of their 1999 book Baseball's 100 Greatest Players. Sosa did not make the original edition, but for the 2005 update, with his career totals considerably higher, he was ranked at Number 95. Sammy has had nine consecutive years with 35+ home runs and 100+ RBIs, all with the Chicago Cubs.[1] The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


2006

At the end of January 2006, the Washington Nationals offered Sosa two different minor-league offers, both of which he turned down. On February 15, 2006, Sosa's agent Adam Katz stated: "We're not going to put him on the retirement list. We decided that [not putting him on that list] was the best thing to do. But I can say, with reasonable certainty, that we've seen Sammy in a baseball uniform for the last time."[9] Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


During this year, Sosa accompanied President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic on several diplomatic trips including to the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. Leonel Fernández Reyna (born 26 December 1953) is a Dominican politician and the current president of the Dominican Liberation Party. ...


2007

The Texas Rangers, Sosa's original team, signed him to a minor league deal worth $500,000 on January 30, 2007. This was the same contract that Sosa turned down the previous year from the Nationals. The contract included an invitation to spring training, where Sosa competed for a spot in the lineup with Nelson Cruz, Jason Botts, and other rookies/prospects.[10] Sosa was successful during spring training and was added to the team's 25-man roster. He started the 2007 season as the Rangers' designated hitter and occasional right fielder. is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Jason Carl Botts (born July 26, 1980) is an American baseball player. ...


On April 26, 2007, Sosa made history by hitting a home run in his 44th major league ballpark. He has also homered in The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports, near Orlando, Florida, a usually minor-league park that had a regular season series between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in May of 2007. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cracker Jack Stadium is a baseball field located in Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Orlando redirects here. ...


On June 20, 2007, Sammy homered in the 5th inning on a pitch from Jason Marquis in an inter-league game against his old team, the Chicago Cubs. Sammy became only the fifth man in history, following Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds, to hit 600 regular season home runs. is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ...


The home run was the first one that Sosa had recorded against the Cubs, and as a result he has hit a home run against every active MLB team. Sosa is the Cubs all-time home run leader with 545 home runs with that team.


Sosa became a free agent after the season.


Retirement

On May 28, 2008, Sosa announced that he is planning to retire from Major League Baseball. Sosa also instructed his agent not to offer his services to any Major League team for the 2008 season.[11] He might play some games for a Dominican Republic national team. is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d Sammy Sosa career stats. Baseball-reference.com. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  2. ^ See e.g. Duff Wilson and Michael S. Schmidt. "Missing From Mitchell Report, Sosa Is Included in Grimsley Affidavit", New York Times, December 21, 2007. 
  3. ^ Sosa: An Autobiography, Sammy Sosa and Marcos Bretón, Time Warner, 2000, p.16
  4. ^ Sosa: An Autobiography, Sammy Sosa and Marcos Bretón, Time Warner, 2000, p.23.
  5. ^ Sosa ejected after cork is found in shattered bat. (June 4, 2003) ESPN.com. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  6. ^ Seventy-six Sosa bats found to be clean. (June 5, 2003). ESPN.com. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  7. ^ Sosa banned over bat. (6 June, 2003) BBC Sport. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  8. ^ Sosa has ban reduced. (12 June, 2003) BBC Sport. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  9. ^ Jayson Stark (February 16, 2006). Sosa passes on Nats; likely to end career. ESPN.com. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  10. ^ T. R. Sullivan (January 17, 2007). Sosa, Rangers agree in principle to deal. MLB.com. Accessed 2007-06-05.
  11. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3415614

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... Language(s) Portuguese, Spanish, and several creoles Religion(s) Predominantly Christian (mainly Roman Catholic); minorities practicing Judaism, Islam, or no religion Related ethnic groups sub-Saharan, African American, Afro-European An Afro-Latin American (also Afro-Latino) is a Latin American person of at least partial African ancestry; the term... Listed below are the Major League Baseball players who have hit 30 or more home runs before the All-Star break (multiple occurrences denoted into parentheses). ... In Major League Baseball, the 50 home run club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. ... Maris-McGwire-Sosa pairs or MMS pairs are two consecutive numbers such that when you add each numbers digits to the digits of its prime factorization, they are equal. ... Players denoted in boldface are are still actively contributing to the record noted. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... In Major League Baseball, the 500 Home Run Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 500 or more career home runs. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... The 30-30 club is a grouping of Major League Baseball, USA, players who have reached the 30 stolen base and 30 home run plateaus in the same season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ... // The 1998 Major League Baseball home run chase in Major League Baseball was the race between first baseman Mark McGwire of the St. ... This is a chart of the Opening Day Starting Lineup for the Baltimore Orioles from 1957 to 2007. ...

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Alphonse Dante Bichette (November 18, 1963-) was a powerful slugger for his 14 seasons in Major League Baseball. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Vladdy, Super Vlad,Vlad The Impaler, Bad Vlad, and known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish for Micah), is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of... Jeromy Neal Burnitz (born April 15, 1969 in Westminster, California) is a former baseball player who was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Mets (1993-94, 2002-03), Cleveland Indians (1995-96), Milwaukee Brewers (1996-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003), Colorado Rockies (2004... Todd Lynn Helton[1] (born August 20, 1973 in Knoxville, Tennessee)[2] is a Major League Baseball first baseman who has played for the Colorado Rockies since the 1997 season. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Andr s Jos Padovani Galarraga [gal-lar-RAH-ga] (born June 18, 1961 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who has played for the Montreal Expos, St. ... Todd Lynn Helton[1] (born August 20, 1973 in Knoxville, Tennessee)[2] is a Major League Baseball first baseman who has played for the Colorado Rockies since the 1997 season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... William Lance Berkman (born February 10, 1976 in Waco, Texas) is a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... The Hank Aaron Award is an annual award in Major League Baseball awarded to the top hitter in each league. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... Todd Lynn Helton[1] (born August 20, 1973 in Knoxville, Tennessee)[2] is a Major League Baseball first baseman who has played for the Colorado Rockies since the 1997 season. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ... Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967) (affectionately called Gonzo by many of his fans), is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks and plays left field. ... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... Francis Frankie Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973), nicknamed the Fordham Flash, was an American Major League Baseball player of the early 20th century and a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. ... Charles Herbert Klein (October 7, 1904 - March 28, 1958) was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928-33, 1936-39, 1940-44), Chicago Cubs (1934-36) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1939). ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... Jerome Hanna Dizzy Dean (January 16, 1910 – July 17, 1974) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Charles Leo Gabby Hartnett (December 20, 1900 - December 20, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball catcher and manager who played nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... Joseph Michael Medwick (November 24, 1911 - March 21, 1975), nicknamed Ducky, was an American player in Major League Baseball. ... Ernesto Natali (Ernie) Lombardi (born April 6, 1908 in Oakland, California — died September 26, 1977 in Santa Cruz, California), was a Major League Baseball catcher for the Brooklyn Robins, the Cincinnati Reds, the Boston Braves and the New York Giants during a Hall of Fame career that spanned 17 years... William Henry Bucky Walters (April 19, 1909 - April 20, 1991) was a American Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher. ... Frank Andrew McCormick (b. ... Adolph Louis Camilli (April 23, 1907 - October 21, 1997) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers. ... Morton Cecil Cooper (March 2, 1913 - November 17, 1958) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the St. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Martin Whiteford Marion (born December 1, 1917 in Richburg, South Carolina) is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Philip Joseph Cavarretta (born July 19, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs for 19 consecutive seasons (1934-1953) and the Chicago White Sox (1954-1955). ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Robert Irving Elliott (November 26, 1916 - May 4, 1966) was a third baseman, outfielder, manager and coach in American Major League Baseball. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Casimir James (Jim) Konstanty (March 2, 1917 - June 11, 1976) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1944), Boston Braves (1946), Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1954[start]), New York Yankees (1954[end]-1956[start]) and St. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Henry John (Hank) Sauer (March 17, 1917 - August 24, 2001) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher and left-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949-51 and 1954-58), Cincinnati Reds (1958-60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... This article is about the pitcher. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Willie Dean McGee (born November 2, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is a former outfielder for the St. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is a former American two-sport athletic star, best known as a Major League Baseball player noted for his competitiveness and clutch hitting. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Pujols redirects here. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star and MVP Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Andre Thornton (born August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama) was a first baseman and designated hitter who played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, and Cleveland Indians during a 14-year career in Major League Baseball. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... Kenneth Wayne Singleton (born June 10, 1947, in New York City) was an outfielder/designated hitter with a 15-year career from 1970 to 1984. ... Cecil Celester Cooper (born December 20, 1949 in Brenham, Texas), nicknamed Coop, is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the Houston Astros. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. ... Garry Lee Maddox (born September 9, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player known for outstanding defense. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Harold Craig Reynolds (born November 26, 1960 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... For others of the same name, see Eric Davis. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. ... Edgar Martinez (born January 2, 1963 in New York, New York, but raised in the Maguayo neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico[1]) was a longtime Major League Baseball player who retired at the end of the 2004 season. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a former seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. ... The Hank Aaron Award is an annual award in Major League Baseball awarded to the top hitter in each league. ... Todd Lynn Helton[1] (born August 20, 1973 in Knoxville, Tennessee)[2] is a Major League Baseball first baseman who has played for the Colorado Rockies since the 1997 season. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Pujols redirects here. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 23, 1977 in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) is an Antillean Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St. ... Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984, in Ontario, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays first base for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ... The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off it. ... Wally Joyner (born June 16, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... For others of the same name, see Eric Davis. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Constantino Tino Martinez (born December 7, 1967 in Tampa, Florida) is a retired first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... For other persons named Luis González, see Luis González (disambiguation). ... Giambi redirects here. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada (born May 25, 1974 in Baní, Dominican Republic) is currently the shortstop of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team. ... Bob Kelly Abreu (nicknamed El Comedulce) (born March 11, 1974 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St. ... Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Vladdy, Super Vlad,Vlad The Impaler, Bad Vlad, and known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish for Micah), is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of... In Major League Baseball, the 500 Home Run Club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 500 or more career home runs. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player with a career spanning 20 years, 1986 to 2005. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Edwin Lee Eddie Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen to play the game. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... Bannister was chosen as the first Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year for his accomplishments in 1954. ... John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, American athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Rafer Lewis Johnson (born August 18, 1935) is a former American decathlete. ... Ingemar Johansson (born 22 September 1932 -) is a Swedish former boxer and heavyweight champion of the world. ... This article is about the golfer. ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941 in Pine River, MN) is a former quarterback for the Oregon State University football team. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... Ken Venturi (born 1931 in San Francisco, California) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... James Ronald (Jim) Ryun (born April 29, 1947) is an American former track athlete and politician, who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007, representing the 2nd District in Kansas. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman, and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is an American professional golfer. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana) is a retired American basketball coach. ... Sir John Young Stewart, OBE[2] (born 11 June 1939 in Milton, West Dunbartonshire), better known as Jackie, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish[3] former racing driver. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Charlie Hustle redirects here. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... 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