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Sammy Sosa

Samuel Peralta Sosa (Slammin' Sammy or Say it Ain't Sosa)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
High School: San Pedro de Macoris (San Pedro de Macoris, DO)
Signed
by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1989 (Age 20.216)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/WhiteSox/Rangers/Orioles 1989-2007
Agents: Adam Katz,Craig Landis [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2007 (Age 38.321)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #198. Mickey Vernon… #199. Gary Gaetti… #200. Rafael Palmeiro… #201. SAMMY SOSA… #202. Lance Parrish… #203. King Kelly… #204. Sam Thompson… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1989 20 TOT AL 58 203 183 27 47 8 0 4 13 7 5 11 47 .257 .303 .366 .669 89 67 6 2 5 2 2 879/D
1989 20 TEX AL 25 88 84 8 20 3 0 1 3 0 2 0 20 .238 .238 .310 .548 52 26 3 0 4 0 0 7/8D9
1989 20 CHW AL 33 115 99 19 27 5 0 3 10 7 3 11 27 .273 .351 .414 .765 118 41 3 2 1 2 2 8/97
1990 21 CHW AL 153 579 532 72 124 26 10 15 70 32 16 33 150 .233 .282 .404 .687 92 215 10 6 2 6 4 *9/8
1991 22 CHW AL 116 338 316 39 64 10 1 10 33 13 6 14 98 .203 .240 .335 .576 59 106 5 2 5 1 2 *98/D7
1992 23 CHC NL 67 291 262 41 68 7 2 8 25 15 7 19 63 .260 .317 .393 .710 98 103 4 4 4 2 1 8
1993 24 CHC NL 159 641 598 92 156 25 5 33 93 36 11 38 135 .261 .309 .485 .794 112 290 14 4 0 1 6 *98
1994 25 CHC NL 105 458 426 59 128 17 6 25 70 22 13 25 92 .300 .339 .545 .884 127 232 7 2 1 4 1 *98
1995 ★ 26 CHC NL 144 629 564 89 151 17 3 36 119 34 7 58 134 .268 .340 .500 .840 122 282 8 5 0 2 11 *9 AS,MVP-8,SS
1996 27 CHC NL 124 541 498 84 136 21 2 40 100 18 5 34 134 .273 .323 .564 .888 127 281 14 5 0 4 6 *9 MVP-15
1997 28 CHC NL 162 694 642 90 161 31 4 36 119 22 12 45 174 .251 .300 .480 .779 99 308 16 2 0 5 9 *9 MVP-19
1998 ★ 29 CHC NL 159 722 643 134 198 20 0 66 158 18 9 73 171 .308 .377 .647 1.024 160 416 20 1 0 5 14 *9/8 AS,MVP-1,SS
1999 ★ 30 CHC NL 162 712 625 114 180 24 2 63 141 7 8 78 171 .288 .367 .635 1.002 151 397 17 3 0 6 8 *98 AS,MVP-9,SS
2000 ★ 31 CHC NL 156 705 604 106 193 38 1 50 138 7 4 91 168 .320 .406 .634 1.040 161 383 12 2 0 8 19 *9/8 AS,MVP-9,SS
2001 ★ 32 CHC NL 160 711 577 146 189 34 5 64 160 0 2 116 153 .328 .437 .737 1.174 203 425 6 6 0 12 37 *9 AS,MVP-2,SS
2002 ★ 33 CHC NL 150 666 556 122 160 19 2 49 108 2 0 103 144 .288 .399 .594 .993 160 330 14 3 0 4 15 *9 AS,MVP-9,SS
2003 34 CHC NL 137 589 517 99 144 22 0 40 103 0 1 62 143 .279 .358 .553 .911 133 286 14 5 0 5 9 *9 MVP-8
2004 ★ 35 CHC NL 126 539 478 69 121 21 0 35 80 0 0 56 133 .253 .332 .517 .849 114 247 9 2 0 3 4 *9/D AS
2005 36 BAL AL 102 424 380 39 84 15 1 14 45 1 1 39 84 .221 .295 .376 .671 78 143 15 2 0 3 3 9D
2007 38 TEX AL 114 454 412 53 104 24 1 21 92 0 0 34 112 .252 .311 .468 .779 101 193 11 3 0 5 3 D9
18 Yrs 2354 9896 8813 1475 2408 379 45 609 1667 234 107 929 2306 .273 .344 .534 .878 128 4704 202 59 17 78 154
162 Game Avg. 162 681 607 102 166 26 3 42 115 16 7 64 159 .273 .344 .534 .878 128 324 14 4 1 5 11
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
CHC (13 yrs) 1811 7898 6990 1245 1985 296 32 545 1414 181 79 798 1815 .284 .358 .569 .928 139 3980 155 44 5 61 140
CHW (3 yrs) 302 1032 947 130 215 41 11 28 113 52 25 58 275 .227 .276 .382 .659 84 362 18 10 8 9 8
TEX (2 yrs) 139 542 496 61 124 27 1 22 95 0 2 34 132 .250 .299 .442 .741 94 219 14 3 4 5 3
BAL (1 yr) 102 424 380 39 84 15 1 14 45 1 1 39 84 .221 .295 .376 .671 78 143 15 2 0 3 3
NL (13 yrs) 1811 7898 6990 1245 1985 296 32 545 1414 181 79 798 1815 .284 .358 .569 .928 139 3980 155 44 5 61 140
AL (5 yrs) 543 1998 1823 230 423 83 13 64 253 53 28 131 491 .232 .287 .397 .684 86 724 47 15 12 17 14

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1989 20 TEX AL 25 88 -5 -1 -1 1 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .471 .495 -0.5 0.0 -4 $68,000 7/8D9
1989 20 CHW AL 33 115 2 -0 -0 -6 -0 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.0 .487 .497 0.6 -0.6 6 8/97
1990 21 CHW AL 153 579 -8 -2 -0 1 -6 -14 -1.5 21 7 0.5 .490 .491 0.5 -0.5 5 $100,000 *9/8
1991 22 CHW AL 116 338 -17 -1 1 15 -4 -5 -0.5 12 7 0.6 .495 .497 -0.9 1.2 -8 $150,000 *98/D7
1992 23 CHC NL 67 291 -1 1 -0 -3 1 -2 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.9 -0.2 9 $180,000 8
1993 24 CHC NL 159 641 6 1 -2 18 -3 20 2.1 20 40 4.0 .513 .513 2.0 1.6 22 $745,000 *98
1994 25 CHC NL 105 458 17 -4 0 14 -4 24 2.4 14 38 3.8 .523 .515 2.3 1.1 23 $2,950,000 *98
1995 ★ 26 CHC NL 144 629 15 2 1 23 -6 34 3.5 19 54 5.3 .525 .522 2.9 1.7 31 $4,300,000 *9 AS,MVP-8,SS
1996 27 CHC NL 124 541 19 2 -2 27 -5 40 3.8 16 57 5.4 .533 .525 2.8 2.1 29 $4,750,000 *9 MVP-15
1997 28 CHC NL 162 694 -6 1 1 17 -7 6 0.4 21 27 2.5 .504 .504 0.8 1.0 10 $5,500,000 *9 MVP-19
1998 ★ 29 CHC NL 159 722 54 -2 -2 3 -6 46 4.3 21 67 6.4 .529 .528 6.3 -0.5 64 $8,325,000 *9/8 AS,MVP-1,SS
1999 ★ 30 CHC NL 162 712 44 -5 -2 -1 -6 30 2.7 22 52 4.8 .518 .518 4.9 -0.7 53 $9,000,000 *98 AS,MVP-9,SS
2000 ★ 31 CHC NL 156 705 56 -2 -1 -6 -6 41 3.7 21 63 5.7 .525 .524 6.3 -1.2 68 $11,000,000 *9/8 AS,MVP-9,SS
2001 ★ 32 CHC NL 160 711 84 1 1 6 -6 86 8.2 21 108 10.3 .552 .552 9.7 -0.1 101 $12,500,000 *9 AS,MVP-2,SS
2002 ★ 33 CHC NL 150 666 53 0 -1 -8 -6 38 3.7 20 58 5.7 .526 .524 6.6 -1.6 66 $15,000,000 *9 AS,MVP-9,SS
2003 34 CHC NL 137 589 23 -2 -1 -4 -5 11 1.0 18 29 2.7 .508 .507 3.1 -1.0 33 $16,000,000 *9 MVP-8
2004 ★ 35 CHC NL 126 539 10 -2 -1 -5 -5 -3 -0.4 17 14 1.2 .498 .498 1.8 -1.1 19 $16,000,000 *9/D AS
2005 36 BAL AL 102 424 -10 -2 -2 -6 -6 -25 -2.5 16 -9 -1.0 .475 .484 -0.4 -1.2 -3 $17,000,000 9D
2007 38 TEX AL 114 454 -1 -3 -2 -1 -9 -16 -1.5 17 1 0.1 .486 .490 0.2 -0.9 2 $500,000 D9
18 Seasons 2354 9896 333 -15 -13 86 -90 301 28.0 312 613 58.4 .513 .512 49.6 -1.0 527 $124,068,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (13 yrs) 1811 7898 372 -7 -9 81 -65 372 35.1 239 611 58.5 .520 .519 50.2 1.0 530 $106,250,000
CHW (3 yrs) 302 1032 -23 -2 0 11 -9 -24 -2.4 37 13 1.1 .492 .494 0.1 0.1 3 $250,000
TEX (2 yrs) 139 542 -6 -3 -2 -0 -10 -22 -2.2 20 -2 -0.3 .484 .491 -0.3 -0.9 -2 $568,000
BAL (1 yr) 102 424 -10 -2 -2 -6 -6 -25 -2.5 16 -9 -1.0 .475 .484 -0.4 -1.2 -3 $17,000,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1998 29 CHC NL NLDS ATL L 3 12 11 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 .182 .250 .273 .523 3 0 0 0 0 0
2003 34 CHC NL NLDS ATL W 5 22 16 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 4 .188 .409 .250 .659 4 1 0 0 0 1
2003 34 CHC NL NLCS FLA L 7 33 26 7 8 1 0 2 6 0 0 6 9 .308 .455 .577 1.031 15 0 1 0 0 3
2 Yrs (3 Series) 15 67 53 8 13 3 0 2 7 1 2 13 17 .245 .403 .415 .818 22 1 1 0 0 4
2 NLDS 8 34 27 1 5 2 0 0 1 1 2 7 8 .185 .353 .259 .612 7 1 0 0 0 1
1 NLCS 7 33 26 7 8 1 0 2 6 0 0 6 9 .308 .455 .577 1.031 15 0 1 0 0 3

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1989 TOT AL 20 OF 52 46 39 399.1 100 94 2 4 0 .960 -5 -15 2.16 1.85 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 TOT AL 20 CF 33 27 24 238.1 62 58 1 3 0 .952 -4 -20 2.23 1.79 .984 2.78 2.75
1989 TOT AL 20 LF 13 11 8 95.0 22 20 1 1 0 .955 2 21 1.99 1.62 .977 2.16 2.14
1989 TOT AL 20 RF 10 8 7 66.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -51 2.05 1.50 .979 2.33 2.30
1989 TEX AL 20 OF 19 17 13 141.0 36 33 1 2 0 .944 1 8 2.17 1.79 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 TEX AL 20 LF 12 10 8 88.0 22 20 1 1 0 .955 2 23 2.15 1.75 .977 2.16 2.14
1989 TEX AL 20 CF 8 7 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -19 2.47 1.75 .984 2.79 2.75
1989 TEX AL 20 DH 6 3
1989 TEX AL 20 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1989 CHW AL 20 OF 33 29 26 258.1 64 61 1 2 0 .969 -6 -27 2.16 1.88 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 CHW AL 20 CF 25 20 19 187.1 47 44 1 2 0 .957 -3 -20 2.16 1.80 .984 2.78 2.75
1989 CHW AL 20 RF 9 8 7 64.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -52 2.11 1.67 .979 2.33 2.30
1989 CHW AL 20 LF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.10
1990 CHW AL 21 OF 152 137 128 1255.0 342 315 14 13 1 .962 1 1 2.36 2.16 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 CHW AL 21 RF 152 137 128 1254.2 340 313 14 13 1 .962 1 1 2.35 2.15 .978 2.23 2.21
1990 CHW AL 21 CF 1 0 0 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 1080 27.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.70
1991 CHW AL 22 OF 111 76 60 782.1 226 214 6 6 0 .973 15 23 2.53 1.98 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 CHW AL 22 RF 102 67 56 698.2 206 195 5 6 0 .971 15 26 2.58 1.96 .980 2.19 2.19
1991 CHW AL 22 CF 14 9 4 83.2 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 0 1 2.15 1.43 .989 2.76 2.76
1991 CHW AL 22 DH 2 0
1991 CHW AL 22 LF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0.00 2.20
1992 CHC NL 23 CF 67 65 59 573.1 155 145 4 6 1 .961 -3 -6 2.34 2.22 .989 2.80 2.80
1992 CHC NL 23 OF 67 65 59 573.1 155 145 4 6 1 .961 -3 -6 2.34 2.22 .983 2.34 2.34
1993 CHC NL 24 OF 158 153 120 1363.1 370 344 17 9 4 .976 18 16 2.38 2.28 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 CHC NL 24 RF 114 92 79 836.1 216 201 11 4 2 .981 13 18 2.28 1.86 .976 2.17 2.15
1993 CHC NL 24 CF 70 61 41 527.0 155 145 5 5 2 .968 5 12 2.56 2.14 .985 2.75 2.73
1994 CHC NL 25 OF 105 105 86 930.1 260 248 5 7 2 .973 14 19 2.45 2.41 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 CHC NL 25 RF 98 95 81 840.2 228 218 4 6 2 .974 15 22 2.38 2.27 .975 2.18 2.17
1994 CHC NL 25 CF 15 10 5 89.2 32 29 1 2 0 .938 -1 -11 3.01 2.00 .982 2.63 2.61
1995 CHC NL 26 OF 143 142 137 1274.0 346 320 13 13 4 .962 23 21 2.35 2.33 .979 2.15 2.14 AS,MVP-8,SS
1995 CHC NL 26 RF 143 142 137 1274.0 344 318 13 13 4 .962 23 21 2.34 2.31 .978 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-8,SS
1996 CHC NL 27 OF 124 124 110 1086.2 278 253 15 10 1 .964 27 30 2.22 2.16 .978 2.13 2.12 MVP-15
1996 CHC NL 27 RF 124 124 110 1086.2 278 253 15 10 1 .964 27 30 2.22 2.16 .974 2.06 2.05 MVP-15
1997 CHC NL 28 OF 161 161 159 1417.0 349 325 16 8 1 .977 17 14 2.17 2.12 .980 2.13 2.12 MVP-19
1997 CHC NL 28 RF 161 161 159 1417.0 349 325 16 8 1 .977 17 14 2.17 2.12 .977 2.04 2.03 MVP-19
1998 CHC NL 29 OF 159 159 147 1422.1 357 334 14 9 2 .975 3 2 2.20 2.19 .980 2.17 2.16 AS,MVP-1,SS
1998 CHC NL 29 RF 156 153 144 1379.0 347 324 14 9 2 .974 2 2 2.21 2.17 .976 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-1,SS
1998 CHC NL 29 CF 7 6 3 43.1 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 1 19 3.12 2.14 .987 2.53 2.53 AS,MVP-1,SS
1999 CHC NL 30 OF 162 162 143 1414.2 416 399 8 9 3 .978 -1 -1 2.59 2.51 .981 2.26 2.24 AS,MVP-9,SS
1999 CHC NL 30 RF 146 139 129 1220.0 335 322 5 8 3 .976 -1 -1 2.41 2.24 .981 2.16 2.14 AS,MVP-9,SS
1999 CHC NL 30 CF 25 23 14 194.2 81 77 3 1 0 .988 1 4 3.70 3.20 .984 2.63 2.61 AS,MVP-9,SS
2000 CHC NL 31 OF 156 156 144 1383.1 331 318 3 10 1 .970 -6 -5 2.09 2.06 .981 2.24 2.22 AS,MVP-9,SS
2000 CHC NL 31 RF 156 154 144 1373.1 335 321 4 10 1 .970 -5 -5 2.13 2.08 .979 2.19 2.16 AS,MVP-9,SS
2000 CHC NL 31 CF 2 2 0 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 1.80 1.00 .985 2.61 2.60 AS,MVP-9,SS
2001 CHC NL 32 OF 160 160 143 1385.0 340 326 8 6 1 .982 6 6 2.17 2.09 .982 2.20 2.18 AS,MVP-2,SS
2001 CHC NL 32 RF 160 160 143 1385.0 340 326 8 6 1 .982 6 6 2.17 2.09 .981 2.11 2.09 AS,MVP-2,SS
2002 CHC NL 33 OF 150 150 127 1295.1 297 284 7 6 1 .980 -8 -8 2.02 1.94 .983 2.19 2.17 AS,MVP-9,SS
2002 CHC NL 33 RF 150 150 127 1295.1 298 285 7 6 1 .980 -8 -8 2.03 1.95 .983 2.07 2.05 AS,MVP-9,SS
2003 CHC NL 34 OF 137 136 122 1178.2 219 212 2 5 1 .977 -0 -4 -0 -4 1.63 1.56 .984 2.17 2.15 MVP-8
2003 CHC NL 34 RF 137 136 122 1178.2 219 212 2 5 1 .977 -0 -4 -0 -4 1.63 1.56 .982 2.09 2.07 MVP-8
2004 CHC NL 35 OF 124 124 112 1097.2 247 238 5 4 2 .984 6 -5 6 -5 1.99 1.96 .982 2.16 2.14 AS
2004 CHC NL 35 RF 124 124 112 1097.2 247 238 5 4 2 .984 6 -5 6 -5 1.99 1.96 .980 2.09 2.07 AS
2004 CHC NL 35 DH 2 2 AS
2005 BAL AL 36 OF 66 66 61 577.0 127 121 3 3 1 .976 -3 -6 -6 -12 1.93 1.88 .986 2.30 2.28
2005 BAL AL 36 RF 66 66 61 577.0 127 121 3 3 1 .976 -3 -6 -6 -13 1.93 1.88 .982 2.12 2.10
2005 BAL AL 36 DH 35 35
2007 TEX AL 38 DH 88 87
2007 TEX AL 38 OF 16 16 12 131.0 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -5 -9 2.27 2.06 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 TEX AL 38 RF 16 16 12 131.0 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -5 -10 2.27 2.06 .985 2.08 2.06
18 Seasons OF 2203 2138 1909 18966.1 4793 4522 143 128 26 .973 104 -16 7 -6 2.21 2.12 .981 2.23 2.22
17 Seasons RF 2015 1924 1751 17111.0 4257 4019 127 111 23 .974 103 -16 7 -6 2.18 2.06 .979 2.12 2.11
9 Seasons CF 234 203 150 1760.1 523 491 15 17 3 .967 -1 -1 2.59 2.16 .986 2.75 2.73
5 Seasons DH 133 127
2 Seasons LF 14 11 8 95.0 22 20 1 1 0 .955 2 20 1.99 1.50 .977 2.16 2.14
18 Seasons TOT 2203 2138 1909 18966.1 4793 4522 143 128 26 .973 104 -16 7 -6 2.21 2.12 .981 2.23 2.22
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2013 BBWAA (12.5%)
2014 BBWAA ( 7.2%)

All-Star Games
1995 *
1998
1999 (CF)
2000 (RF)
2001 (RF)
2002 (RF)
2004 (RF)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1995 NL (8, 21%)
1996 NL (15, 3%)
1997 NL (19, 1%)
1998 NL (1, 98%)
1999 NL (9, 19%)
2000 NL (9, 16%)
2001 NL (2, 62%)
2002 NL (9, 14%)
2003 NL (8, 12%)
1 MVP
2.46 Career Shares (59th)

Silver Sluggers
1995 NL (OF)
1998 NL (OF)
1999 NL (OF)
2000 NL (OF)
2001 NL (OF)
2002 NL (OF)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1996 July NL Player of the Month
1998 June NL Player of the Month
1999 May NL Player of the Month
2000 July NL Player of the Month
2001 August NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1993 Jul 4th NL Player of the Week
1995 Aug 20th NL Player of the Week
1995 Sep 3rd NL Player of the Week
1996 Jul 28th NL Player of the Week
1997 May 18th NL Player of the Week
1998 Jun 7th NL Player of the Week
1998 Jun 21st NL Player of the Week
1998 Sep 13th NL Player of the Week
2001 Aug 26th NL Player of the Week
2002 Aug 11th NL Player of the Week
2003 Apr 20th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1995 NL  5.3 (8th)
2001 NL  10.3 (2nd)
Career  58.4 (195th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1995 NL  5.3 (6th)
1998 NL  6.4 (10th)
2001 NL  10.3 (2nd)
Career  58.4 (128th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1998 NL  6.3 (6th)
1999 NL  5.0 (9th)
2000 NL  6.3 (7th)
2001 NL  9.7 (2nd)
2002 NL  6.6 (5th)
Career  49.6 (169th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1993 NL  1.6 (10th)
1995 NL  1.7 (3rd)
1996 NL  2.1 (2nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
2001 NL  .328 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2001 NL  .437 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1996 NL  .564 (8th)
1998 NL  .647 (2nd)
1999 NL  .635 (3rd)
2000 NL  .634 (6th)
2001 NL  .737 (2nd)
2002 NL  .594 (4th)
2003 NL  .553 (10th)
Career  .534 (39th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1998 NL  1.024 (4th)
1999 NL  1.002 (6th)
2000 NL  1.040 (5th)
2001 NL  1.174 (2nd)
2002 NL  .993 (6th)
Career  .878 (99th)

Games Played s c a p y
1993 NL  159 (5th)
1995 NL  144 (1st)
1997 NL  162 (1st)
1998 NL  159 (9th)
1999 NL  162 (1st)
2001 NL  160 (8th)
Career  2,354 (95th)

At Bats s c a p y
1995 NL  564 (3rd)
1997 NL  642 (2nd)
1998 NL  643 (7th)
1999 NL  625 (6th)
Career  8,813 (81st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1995 NL  629 (5th)
1997 NL  694 (5th)
1998 NL  722 (3rd)
1999 NL  712 (6th)
2000 NL  705 (5th)
2001 NL  711 (5th)
Career  9,896 (86th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1998 NL  134 (1st)
1999 NL  114 (8th)
2001 NL  146 (1st)
2002 NL  122 (1st)
Career  1,475 (76th)

Hits s c a p y
1998 NL  198 (5th)
2000 NL  193 (7th)
2001 NL  189 (8th)
Career  2,408 (118th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1993 NL  290 (9th)
1994 NL  232 (10th)
1995 NL  282 (8th)
1997 NL  308 (10th)
1998 NL  416 (1st)
1999 NL  397 (1st)
2000 NL  383 (2nd)
2001 NL  425 (1st)
2002 NL  330 (5th)
Career  4,704 (35th)

Doubles s c a p y
Career  379 (219th)

Triples s c a p y
1990 AL  10 (2nd)
1994 NL  6 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1993 NL  33 (9th)
1994 NL  25 (9th)
1995 NL  36 (2nd)
1996 NL  40 (5th)
1997 NL  36 (7th)
1998 NL  66 (2nd)
1999 NL  63 (2nd)
2000 NL  50 (1st)
2001 NL  64 (2nd)
2002 NL  49 (1st)
2003 NL  40 (6th)
Career  609 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1995 NL  119 (2nd)
1997 NL  119 (6th)
1998 NL  158 (1st)
1999 NL  141 (3rd)
2000 NL  138 (2nd)
2001 NL  160 (1st)
2002 NL  108 (9th)
Career  1,667 (27th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2001 NL  116 (2nd)
2002 NL  103 (7th)
Career  929 (156th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1990 AL  150 (4th)
1993 NL  135 (2nd)
1994 NL  92 (7th)
1995 NL  134 (2nd)
1996 NL  134 (4th)
1997 NL  174 (1st)
1998 NL  171 (1st)
1999 NL  171 (1st)
2000 NL  168 (2nd)
2001 NL  153 (5th)
2002 NL  144 (7th)
2003 NL  143 (5th)
Career  2,306 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1990 AL  32 (7th)
1995 NL  34 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1998 NL  160 (4th)
1999 NL  151 (6th)
2000 NL  161 (6th)
2001 NL  203 (2nd)
2002 NL  160 (3rd)
Career  128 (194th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1998 NL  149 (3rd)
1999 NL  140 (6th)
2000 NL  157 (2nd)
2001 NL  193 (2nd)
2002 NL  135 (6th)
Career  1,625 (61st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1998 NL  53 (4th)
1999 NL  45 (6th)
2000 NL  58 (5th)
2001 NL  93 (2nd)
2002 NL  50 (4th)
Career  332 (107th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1998 NL  5.0 (4th)
1999 NL  4.1 (6th)
2000 NL  5.2 (5th)
2001 NL  8.5 (2nd)
2002 NL  4.7 (4th)
Career  30.6 (118th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1993 NL  63 (9th)
1997 NL  71 (6th)
1998 NL  86 (3rd)
1999 NL  89 (1st)
2000 NL  89 (2nd)
2001 NL  103 (3rd)
Career  1,033 (28th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2000 NL  286 (5th)
2001 NL  311 (3rd)
2002 NL  266 (10th)
Career  3,396 (119th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2000 NL  .748 (6th)
2001 NL  .844 (2nd)
2002 NL  .749 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2001 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  78 (98th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1995 NL  11 (6th)
1998 NL  14 (3rd)
2000 NL  19 (4th)
2001 NL  37 (1st)
2002 NL  15 (9th)
Career  154 (44th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1998 NL  20 (7th)
1999 NL  17 (10th)
Career  202 (93rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1990 AL  16 (4th)
1994 NL  13 (2nd)
1997 NL  12 (9th)
Career  107 (96th)

SB % s c a p y
1995 NL  82.93 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1990 AL  20.4 (4th)
1993 NL  34.4 (2nd)
1994 NL  23.4 (3rd)
1995 NL  35.0 (1st)
1996 NL  24.8 (10th)
1997 NL  27.3 (6th)
1998 NL  28.3 (4th)
Career  338.1 (12th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1993 NL  18.1 (10th)
1994 NL  17.0 (9th)
1995 NL  15.7 (6th)
1996 NL  12.5 (3rd)
1997 NL  17.8 (10th)
1998 NL  9.7 (2nd)
1999 NL  9.9 (2nd)
2000 NL  12.1 (3rd)
2001 NL  9.0 (2nd)
2002 NL  11.3 (2nd)
2003 NL  12.9 (5th)
2004 NL  13.7 (7th)
Career  14.5 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1993 NL  468 (9th)
1995 NL  430 (3rd)
1997 NL  514 (1st)
1998 NL  479 (5th)
1999 NL  476 (5th)
Career  6,809 (63rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1998 NL  69.58 (3rd)
1999 NL  48.95 (9th)
2000 NL  58.87 (7th)
2001 NL  90.62 (2nd)
2002 NL  56.55 (7th)
Career  385.36 (73rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1998 NL  6.3 (3rd)
1999 NL  4.5 (8th)
2000 NL  4.7 (7th)
2001 NL  6.6 (3rd)
Career  25.0 (147th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1998 NL  7.6 (2nd)
1999 NL  5.5 (5th)
2000 NL  5.2 (7th)
2001 NL  8.5 (2nd)
2002 NL  5.5 (4th)
Career  41.2 (53rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1998 NL  6.4 (3rd)
1999 NL  4.5 (9th)
2000 NL  5.4 (6th)
2001 NL  8.5 (2nd)
2002 NL  5.4 (4th)
Career  35.6 (82nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1991 AL  15 (5th)
1993 NL  18 (3rd)
1994 NL  15 (4th)
1995 NL  23 (1st)
1996 NL  27 (2nd)
Career  104 (47th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1992 NL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  2 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  152 (1st)
1995 NL  143 (1st)
1997 NL  161 (1st)
1998 NL  156 (3rd)
1999 NL  146 (4th)
2000 NL  156 (3rd)
2001 NL  160 (2nd)
2002 NL  150 (3rd)
Career  2,015 (8th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  313 (1st)
1994 NL  218 (2nd)
1995 NL  318 (1st)
1996 NL  253 (4th)
1997 NL  325 (2nd)
1998 NL  324 (2nd)
1999 NL  322 (2nd)
2000 NL  321 (2nd)
2001 NL  326 (1st)
2002 NL  285 (4th)
Career  4,019 (7th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  14 (3rd)
1993 NL  11 (4th)
1995 NL  13 (1st)
1996 NL  15 (2nd)
1997 NL  16 (1st)
1998 NL  14 (4th)
2002 NL  7 (5th)
Career  127 (24th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  13 (1st)
1994 NL  6 (4th)
1995 NL  13 (1st)
1996 NL  10 (2nd)
1997 NL  8 (4th)
1998 NL  9 (3rd)
1999 NL  8 (2nd)
2000 NL  10 (1st)
2001 NL  6 (3rd)
2002 NL  6 (3rd)
2003 NL  5 (4th)
Career  111 (7th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  2 (4th)
1994 NL  2 (3rd)
1995 NL  4 (1st)
1997 NL  1 (5th)
1999 NL  3 (3rd)
Career  23 (47th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1990 AL  152 (4th)
1993 NL  158 (2nd)
1995 NL  143 (1st)
1997 NL  161 (1st)
1998 NL  159 (2nd)
1999 NL  162 (1st)
2001 NL  160 (4th)
Career  2,203 (26th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1995 NL  320 (3rd)
1997 NL  325 (4th)
1999 NL  399 (2nd)
2001 NL  326 (5th)
Career  4,522 (42nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1990 AL  14 (2nd)
1993 NL  17 (2nd)
1995 NL  13 (2nd)
1996 NL  15 (3rd)
1997 NL  16 (2nd)
1998 NL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1990 AL  13 (1st)
1992 NL  6 (3rd)
1993 NL  9 (4th)
1994 NL  7 (5th)
1995 NL  13 (1st)
1996 NL  10 (4th)
1997 NL  8 (5th)
1998 NL  9 (5th)
2000 NL  10 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1993 NL  4 (2nd)
1994 NL  2 (5th)
1995 NL  4 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  15 (1st)
1993 NL  13 (3rd)
1994 NL  15 (2nd)
1995 NL  23 (1st)
1996 NL  27 (1st)
1997 NL  17 (1st)
2004 NL  6 (2nd)
Career  103 (6th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1990 AL  2.35 (5th)
1991 AL  2.58 (1st)
1993 NL  2.28 (5th)
1994 NL  2.38 (3rd)
1995 NL  2.34 (1st)
1996 NL  2.22 (4th)
1997 NL  2.17 (5th)
1998 NL  2.21 (4th)
1999 NL  2.41 (3rd)
2001 NL  2.17 (4th)
Career  2.18 (36th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  2.15 (4th)
1994 NL  2.27 (2nd)
1995 NL  2.31 (1st)
1996 NL  2.16 (4th)
1997 NL  2.12 (3rd)
1998 NL  2.17 (1st)
1999 NL  2.24 (1st)
2000 NL  2.08 (4th)
2001 NL  2.09 (3rd)
Career  2.06 (40th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  .981 (4th)
1997 NL  .977 (5th)
1998 NL  .974 (5th)
2001 NL  .982 (5th)
2004 NL  .984 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1991 AL  15 (4th)
1993 NL  18 (3rd)
1994 NL  15 (3rd)
1995 NL  23 (1st)
1996 NL  27 (2nd)
1997 NL  17 (4th)
Career  104 (18th)

Salary s c a p y
1998 NL  $8,325,000 (6th)
1999 NL  $9,000,000 (7th)
2000 NL  $11,000,000 (6th)
2001 NL  $12,500,000 (4th)
2002 NL  $15,000,000 (2nd)
2003 NL  $16,000,000 (2nd)
2004 NL  $16,000,000 (5th)
2005 AL  $17,000,000 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1989 AL  born 1968-11-12 (6th)
1990 AL  born 1968-11-12 (10th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 28 (65), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 138 (116), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 202 (44), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 52 (74), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (18th), 58.4 career WAR/43.7 7yr-peak WAR/51.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1989 20 Texas Rangers $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 21 Chicago White Sox $100,000 ? USA Today
1991 22 Chicago White Sox $150,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 23 Chicago Cubs $180,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 24 Chicago Cubs $745,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1994 25 Chicago Cubs $2,950,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 26 Chicago Cubs $4,300,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 27 Chicago Cubs $4,750,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $250,000 signing bonus
1997 28 Chicago Cubs $5,500,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $250,000 signing bonus
1998 29 Chicago Cubs $8,325,000 ? 11/23/98 USA Today Includes $325,000 earned bonus
1999 30 Chicago Cubs $9,000,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 31 Chicago Cubs $11,000,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 32 Chicago Cubs $12,500,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 33 Chicago Cubs $15,000,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 34 Chicago Cubs $16,000,000* ?
2004 35 Chicago Cubs $16,000,000* ?
2005 36 Baltimore Orioles $17,000,000 ?
2007 38 Texas Rangers $500,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$124,068,000
Disputed Salaries
*2003 - $16,875,000 - 4/3/03 AP -
*2004 - $16,875,000 - 4/7/04 AP -
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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German: Sammy Sosa Statistik
Spanish: Sammy Sosa Estadísticas
Finnish: Sammy Sosa tilastot
French: Sammy Sosa statistiques
Italian: Sammy Sosa statistica
Japanese: サミー・ソーサ 統計
Korean: 새미 소사 통계
Malagasy: Sammy Sosa statistika
Marathi: सॅमी सोसा
Dutch: Sammy Sosa Statistieken
Polish: Sammy Sosa Statystyki
Russian: Соса, Самми Статистика
Swedish: Sammy Sosa Statistik
Chinese: 萨米·索萨 统计

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