Birthday: January 7
September 29, 1998:
Purchased by the New York Yankees from Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Japan Central).
February 16, 2004: Traded by the New York Yankees with a player to be named later to the Texas Rangers for Alex Rodriguez and cash.
The New York Yankees sent Joaquin Arias (April 23, 2004) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.
November 20, 2006:
Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
April 15, 2008
Dusty Baker brings his #12 back to Wrigley Field as the Cincinnatti Reds manager. Another cubs curse perhaps, his #12 counterpart,
Alfonso Soriano pulls up lame on a fly ball and leaves the game. Soriano would return to the Cubs lineup by May 1, however, he has never
been the type of stolen base threat that he was when the Cubs first signed him.
2007 September 28
The Chicago Cubs clinch the NL Central division title with a 6 - 0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds, combined with a loss by
the Milwaukee Brewers. Alfonso Soriano hits his 32nd home run of the season to lead off the game. The lead off home run, Soriano's 6th
leadoff home run, sets a major league record. It is also Soriano's 13th home run in September tying him with Ernie Banks as the most home
runs int he month of September. Soriano will hit his 14th on September 30, 2007.