Sammy Sosa comes from the Dominican Republic where he was born in 1968. He is officially registered with a birthplace of San Pedro de Marcoris, although technically he was born in a small city nearby. A famous retired right fielder for Major League Baseball (MLB), Sammy Sosa is known for his years spent playing for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles.
Sammy Sosa's career was sometimes shadowed with allegations of cheating and drug use: he was caught with a corked bat (against MLB rules) in 2003, and fell out of favor with his fans and teammates for a period of time afterwards.
Sosa signed back on with the Texas Rangers, his original team, in 2007, with a minor league contract. Sosa’s career was marked with milestones:
In 2008, although he’d announced he was headed into retirement, Sosa instead came forward as a free agent, but remained unsigned. In 2009 Sosa's name was included on a list of players who had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Sosa refused to comment even though he had previously testified before Congress that he had never injected himself with performance-enhancing drugs.
He was eligible for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 and looked forward to his induction; but he was denied entry in January 2013.
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