Alfonso Soriano: The Dominican Dream Come True

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Alfonso Soriano came from the dirt fields of the Dominican Republic, playing with sticks for bats and curled up socks for balls, to become one of the most productive and engaging second basemen in history. In 2002, he had one of the most amazing seasons for a second baseman in baseball history . The New York Yankees leadoff man hit 39 home runs and stole 41 bases. He broke the American League record for home runs by a second baseman and became the first second baseman to join the 30—30 club. Soriano led the ...
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Overview

Alfonso Soriano came from the dirt fields of the Dominican Republic, playing with sticks for bats and curled up socks for balls, to become one of the most productive and engaging second basemen in history. In 2002, he had one of the most amazing seasons for a second baseman in baseball history . The New York Yankees leadoff man hit 39 home runs and stole 41 bases. He broke the American League record for home runs by a second baseman and became the first second baseman to join the 30—30 club. Soriano led the American League in hits, runs, at—bats, stolen bases and extra base hits and finished in the top five in home runs, doubles and total bases. Alfonso Soriano focuses on Soriano's superb 2002 season, as well as his journey from the Dominican Republic to Japan to New York City. Featuring interviews with current and former players, current broadcasters and those who know Soriano best, this book analyzes his season from a historical standpoint and takes a look at what's in store for one of baseball's brightest stars.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582616797
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Cody Monk is the author of Alfonso Soriano: The Dominican Dream Come True and the Spanish version Alfonso Soriano: El Sueno...Realizado for Sports Publishing. He has been a regular contributor to the sports and travel sections of The Dallas Morning News, DallasNews.com. and The News' Spanish edition. Al Dia. for seven years. He has also written for The Associated Press and The Washington Post, as well as Yahoo! Sports, AOL Sports, Fox Sports, CBS SportsLine, and USA Today Online. He has also contributed to The Sporting News. ABC Sports and Lindy's college football and basketball annuals. Monk is married and lives in Dallas.
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