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SAMMY SOSA

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1986-2007
Positions
RF-1396, OF-1217, DH-133, CF-34
Born
November 12, 1968  (46.011)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-0 / 220
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Unknown
College:
 
Drafted:
Signed as UDFA 1985 by TEX 
Signed by
Full Name
Samuel Sosa 
TBC Player ID
464
MLB Debut
June 16, 1989  (20.216)
Top Prospect:  team  1987 (#2-TEX), 1988 (#2-TEX), 1989 (#2-TEX), 1990 (#2-CHW)
Speed
57
Contact
13
Patience
45
Batting
52
Power
88

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OFF THE FIELD
Salary data is available for Major Leaguers since 1985. Players not on opening day roster, for the most part, are assumed to have earned the minimum salary for that year. Team payrolls are based on opening day rosters and the player's listed team is the first team he played for during a given season. Career earnings are estimates and based only on available data.
YearTeamSalaryRankTeam PayrollPct of Tm Payroll 
1989Texas Rangers$68,000$ 10,689,5000.6% 
1990Chicago White Sox$100,000$ 9,496,2381.1% 
1991Chicago White Sox$150,000$ 16,830,4370.9% 
1992Chicago Cubs$180,000$ 29,060,8330.6% 
1993Chicago Cubs$745,000$ 38,303,1661.9% 
1994Chicago Cubs$2,950,000$ 35,717,3338.3% 
1995Chicago Cubs$4,300,00068$ 32,460,83413.2% 
1996Chicago Cubs$4,750,00048$ 30,954,00015.3% 
1997Chicago Cubs$5,500,00037$ 39,829,33313.8% 
1998Chicago Cubs$8,325,0008$ 49,383,00016.9% 
1999Chicago Cubs$9,000,00011$ 55,368,50016.3% 
2000Chicago Cubs$11,000,00011$ 62,129,33317.7% 
2001Chicago Cubs$12,500,00010$ 64,515,83319.4% 
2002Chicago Cubs$15,000,0005$ 75,690,83319.8% 
2003Chicago Cubs$16,875,0005$ 79,868,33321.1% 
2004Chicago Cubs$16,000,00012$ 90,560,00017.7% 
2005Baltimore Orioles$17,000,0008$ 73,914,33323.0% 
2007Texas Rangers$500,000$ 68,318,6750.7% 
Career Earnings:$ 124,943,000 



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