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: African-Dominican Republic, possibly some African-Haitian

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

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

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant August 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm

he bleached his skin

he is obsessed with being white

like michael Jackson

fuzzybear44 August 29, 2018 at 9:54 pm

Well, if you’re raised in a culture where it tells you to be white ,is to be better , you’re bound to be a little bit off. after all, when the former leader of the country used to wear pancake mix on his face to be whiter what do you expect.

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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