Sammy Sosa turned 40 years old last month. That puts him anywhere between 42 and 48 years of age in real life. Despite his age, Sosa recently admitted that he still has the desire to play baseball professionally.
Not that long ago, Sosa expressed his intention to retire from baseball following the World Baseball Classic in March. The Dominican Republic native claims that he is in excellent shape and ready to play Major League Baseball again, and he is no longer committed to giving up the game.
In recent comments at a charity event according to ESPN news services, Sosa stated;
“Those who saw me training know that I’m hitting the ball with the usual authority. I just hope to get the chance to prove that I’m still a threat”.
Sosa was one of the many sluggers at the center of the steroid controversy. Consequently, he has been subject to numerous episodes of slagging from former teammates with regards to his attitude.
Despite his rapid decline in ability and decrease in muscle mass, Sosa remains one of 5 players to surpass the 600 homerun mark. He last appeared with the Texas Rangers in 2007, and did not play last season.
Good luck Sammy, you’re going to need it.