September 24 – Happy Birthday Eric Soderholm

This Cortland, NY native spent the last year of his nine-season big league career in pinstripes as a designated hitter and backup third baseman. That was 1980, the season the Dick Howser-managed Yankees won 103 games and reclaimed the AL East crown. It was also the same season the Kansas City Royals finally avenged their three consecutive losses to New York in the AL Championship Series by sweeping the Yankees to capture the team’s first pennant. Soderholm batted .287 that season and hit 11 home runs. His best big league season was 1977 when he came back from a knee injury to hit 25 homers for the White Sox. He finished his career with 102 round-trippers and a .264 lifetime batting average. According to his Wiki article, when his career was over, Soderholm became a ticket agent and played a huge role in lobbying for the legislation that made it legal for ticket selling firms to add huge service fees to ticket prices.Soderholm turns 64 years-old today.

Soderholm shares his September 24th birthday with this former Yankee outfielder and this former Yankee pitcher.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1980 NYY 95 304 275 38 79 13 1 11 35 0 27 25 .287 .353 .462 .815
9 Yrs 894 3255 2894 402 764 120 14 102 383 18 295 359 .264 .335 .421 .756
MIN (5 yrs) 407 1527 1345 184 345 56 7 36 161 14 151 215 .257 .336 .389 .725
CHW (3 yrs) 329 1258 1127 165 300 45 6 51 168 4 105 110 .266 .330 .453 .783
TEX (1 yr) 63 166 147 15 40 6 0 4 19 0 12 9 .272 .325 .395 .720
NYY (1 yr) 95 304 275 38 79 13 1 11 35 0 27 25 .287 .353 .462 .815
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/24/2013.

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