Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa 2010

Sosa in 2010, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa

Place of Birth: Consuelo, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: November 12, 1968

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic, possibly some 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, by Sammy Sosa/Marcos Bretón, Time Warner, 2000, p. 23.

Sammy Sosa on the Red Carpet 2009

Sosa with wife Sonia Rodríguez, 2009, Creative Commons License
photo credit: delusionalcubsfan


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. Jarap says:

    He is just Dominican. Both of his parents are Dominican.
    I’m sure mixed race.

  2. Oaken05 says:

    Since we’re featuring what he looks like, now, here is what he looked like before he bleached himself and early in his career:×400.jpg

  3. JayD271 says:

    I know Africans throughout the diaspora aren’t 100 percent Sub Saharan African but I’m sure this guy has Spanish blood from mulatto background. My estimate would be that he is 60 something percent African. I know in the States this means “Black” but he still also has other things in his ethnic background technically.

  4. fuzzybear44 says:

    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.

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