Sammy Sosa

by ethnic on November 10, 2009

Sammy Sosa on the Red Carpet 2009

Creative Commons License photo credit: delusionalcubsfan

Sammy Sosa 2010

Sosa 2010 photo by prphotos

Birth Name:

Sammy Peralta Sosa

Birth Place:

San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth:

November 12, 1968

Race or Ethnicity:

Afro-Dominican

The retired Major League baseball player was born in the Dominican Republic to Dominican parents.

The majority of Dominicans (about 73%) are made up of multiracial descendants while the reminder by full European (16%) and full African descendants (11%).

Source:

Sosa: An Autobiography, Sammy Sosa and Marcos Bretón, Time Warner, 2000, p.23.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

SpanishPrincess April 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Wow, did somebody say “skin bleaching!.” O.o

T December 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

How did he get pale ?!

Pat October 7, 2011 at 10:58 am

Yeah, his skin is lighter but he changd it back

Midnight July 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Hey, he’s different somehow but I can’t quite put my finger on it but I bet it comes in a jar lol.

Yet7 July 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Correction, the majority of Dominicans (about 73%) are made up of multiracial descendants while the reminder by full European (16%) and full African descendants (11%).

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