Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 8/28/13
When the full slate of big league games began Tuesday, only 50 players had reached the 400 home run plateau.  By the time it was over...Alfonso Soriano reached the milestone With two homers against the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees outfielder joined a list overrun by current and future Hall of Famers. "I didn't want the same thing that happened when I got my 2000th [hit], when it took a couple of games," Soriano said following the game. "As soon as I got the first one, I just put in my mind, 'Let me swing if I see something close to home plate, try to hit another one and get it out of the way.' Thank God it happened." Soriano, who was re-acquired by New York in July, became only the third player (Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle were the others) to hit both his first and 400th home runs as a member of the Yankees. "When I retire, I can think about what I did in the game," Soriano said. "I'm very proud. The talent that I've got, God gave it to me. I never think I'm going to hit 400 homers in the big leagues with my size, but I think I work hard and try to get better every day. That's what I've got." Your browser does not support iframes.

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