6/11 The 300 club
Alfonso Soriano became the 127th Major League player to hit 300 home runs, launching his milestone blast in the second inning Friday. He connected on a 1-2 pitch from White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy with one on in the second to tie the Interleague game at 2. It was Soriano’s 10th homer this season and first since May 23.
He joins teammate Derrek Lee, who hit his 300th home run on Wednesday in Milwaukee. Lee became the seventh Cubs player to hit his 300 while with the team; Soriano is now the eighth. The list includes Sammy Sosa, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, and Ron Santo.
Alfonso Soriano’s Milestone Home Runs
1st: Sept. 24, 1999, vs. Tampa Bay off Norm Charlton
50th: Aug. 11, 2002, vs. vs. Oakland off Mark Mulder
100th: May 2, 2004, vs. Boston off Alan Embree
150th: July 23, 2005, vs. Oakland off Kirk Saarloos
200th: Aug. 13, 2006, vs. New York Mets off Steve Trachsel
250th: May 15, 2008, vs. Pittsburgh off Zach Duke
300th: June 11, 2010, vs. White Sox off Jake Peavy
(Note: all these milestone homers came at home)
– Carrie Muskat