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Soriano not concerned about Hall of Fame

Soriano not concerned about Hall of Fame

Soriano not concerned about Hall of Fame

CHICAGO -- Alfonso Soriano ranks 58th all time with 387 career home runs, and he has 280 career stolen bases. But is he Hall of Fame worthy?

Soriano, 37, would prefer to celebrate a World Series in Chicago, not a trip to Cooperstown.

"For me, it's more important to have the ring, especially since I signed as a free agent here, and I tried to get a ring here for the city of Chicago," Soriano said Friday. "The Hall of Fame, maybe when I get retired, I can see my numbers and what I did in the big leagues, and maybe my kids and my family can be proud.

"I never think about being in the Hall of Fame," he said. "It's exclusive being in the Hall of Fame, and there are a lot of good players. I'm just proud of the talent God gave to me and what I've done in the game. The Hall of Fame is not in my mind."

The left fielder was batting .346 with four doubles, eight home runs and 17 RBIs in his last 13 games entering Friday, and he has homered in three of his last six games. Is he aiming for 400 homers?

"If it comes, I'm happy," he said. "If not, I'm happy. I just want to keep working hard and prove to myself I can get better every day."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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