Alfonso Soriano

Baseball Player
Born Jan 7, 1976

Alfonso Guilleard Soriano is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. He previously played for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Washington Nationals. Soriano played primarily as a second baseman for the Yankees and Rangers. He bats right-handed, and has batted as a leadoff hitter for most of his career.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on January 7, 1976.


1996 - 2001 8 More Events
2002 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Soriano became the second Yankee in franchise history to record 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season (the first being Bobby Bonds in 1975), then repeated the feat in 2003.
2003 27 Years Old In 2003, Soriano set the record for most home runs to lead off a game in a season with 13, and for the second straight year, led the league in at bats, and finished in the top five for base hits, doubles, home runs, stolen bases, and strikeouts.
2004 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, the Yankees traded Soriano to the Texas Rangers, along with minor leaguer Joaquin Árias for Alex Rodriguez and cash amounting to $67 million of the $179 million remaining on Rodríguez' contract.
2005 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005 he finished sixth in the AL for stolen bases, and third for extra base hits (as well as eighth in strikeouts).


On February 10, 2006, Soriano set a record for the highest salary ever awarded in arbitration, receiving $10 million, even though he lost his request of $12 million. … Read More
2007 31 Years Old 1 More Event
His efforts merited the National League's Player of the Month title for June. He was later selected as a reserve outfielder in the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, where he hit a two-run home run for the National League in the bottom of the ninth inning. … Read More
During the first few weeks of the 2008 season with the Cubs, Soriano struggled. … Read More
Soriano had gotten off to a quick start, hitting a solo home run in his first at bat of the 2009 season. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 11, 2010, Soriano hit his 300th home run off of Jake Peavy.
2011 - 2012 2 More Events
Soriano started the 2013 season with the Cubs by playing 93 games with a .254 average, 17 home runs, and 51 RBI. … Read More
With the signings of Carlos Beltrán and Jacoby Ellsbury, Soriano started the 2014 season as the designated hitter and sometimes played at right field. … Read More
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