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VIDEO: Alfonso Soriano's forgotten clutch World Series home run

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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After a week of rumors and posturing, the Yankees officially acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs on Friday afternoon. He returns to New York nine years and five months after being traded away.

Soriano had some pretty big years with the Yankees, including a near 40/40 effort in 2002. He finished the season with 39 homers and 41 steals, good for a third place finish in the AL MVP voting. Perhaps his biggest hit during his first stint in pinstripes is a World Series home run that has been completely forgotten. In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, he took Curt Schilling deep in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie:

As you probably know, the Diamondbacks came back against Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning to walk-off with the World Championship, which is why Soriano's homer is completely forgotten. Had Rivera preserved the lead, it would have gone down as one of the biggest, most clutch home runs in history. Instead, it's an afterthought. Baseball can be cruel sometimes.

 
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