N2K: Alfonso Soriano turns 37 today

by Bill Chuck on January 7, 2013

Happy 37th birthday to Alfonso Soriano.

Here’s your Nine to Know

  1. Soriano has had one 40+ homer season: 2006-46. He’s had five other seasons of 30+ homers.
  2. Soriano has had three hundred RBI seasons: 2012-108, 2005-104, and 2002-102.
  3. Soriano has had one .300 season: 2002-.300. He hit .299 in 2007 and .290 in 2003.
  4. Alfonso Soriano has had three 40+ steal seasons: 2001-43, 2002-41 (league leader), and 2006-41.
  5. He’s had one 50+ double season: 2002-51. He’s had four other seasons of 40+ doubles.
  6. Soriano is a seven-time All-Star and was the All-Star Game MVP in 2004.
  7. Soriano is the only active player with over a hundred strikeouts each of the last 12 seasons.
  8. Soriano is 35th on the all-time strikeout list with 1576; he’s 20 behind Mark McGwire
  9. Soriano is in a select group of players who in their career have at least 1000 RBI, 350 HR, and 250 SB
  10. Rk Player BA RBI HR SB From To
    1 Willie Mays .302 1903 660 338 1951 1973
    2 Alex Rodriguez .300 1950 647 318 1994 2012
    3 Barry Bonds .298 1996 762 514 1986 2007
    4 Gary Sheffield .292 1676 509 253 1988 2009
    5 Andre Dawson .279 1591 438 314 1976 1996
    6 Alfonso Soriano .273 1035 372 270 1999 2012
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    Generated 1/7/2013.
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