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Sammy Sosa


1968 Born in San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic, on November 12
1984 Signs contract with Philadelphia Phillies at the age of 15; contract later voided because of his age
1985 Signs contract with Texas Rangers at the age of 16
1986 Leaves Dominican Republic to play for Gulf Coast League's Sarasota (FL) team
1987 Plays Class A ball for Port Charlotte (FL) team
1988 Plays for Rangers' AA Tulsa club
1989 Makes major league debut for Rangers on June 16
1989 Traded by Rangers to Chicago White Sox on July 29
1992 Traded by White Sox to Chicago Cubs
1997 Signed by Cubs to four-year, $42.5 million contract

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