Sammy Sosa

by ethnic on November 10, 2009

Sammy Sosa 2010 photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa

Place of Birth: Consuelo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: November 12, 1968

Ethnicity: Afro-Dominican Republic, possibly some Afro-Haitian

Sammy Sosa is a Dominican professional baseball player. Sammy is married to dancer Sonia Rodríguez, with whom he has six children.

The majority of Dominicans (about 73%) are multiracial while the reminder are of mostly/fully European (16%) and mostly/fully African (11%) descent.

Sammy is said to have Haitian ancestry on his father’s side.

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

Sammy Sosa on the Red Carpet 2009 Creative Commons License
photo credit: delusionalcubsfan

{ 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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