Soderholm hit 102 home runs during a nine-year major league career. He came up with the Minnesota Twins in 1971 and saw part-time duty over the next three seasons. He was the Twins starting third baseman in 1974 and 1975 but a knee injury robbed him of his 1976 season. He returned to action in 1977 with the Chicago White Sox and had the best year of his career, hitting .280 with 25 home runs. He enjoyed another solid campaign in 1978, posting a .258 average with 20 home runs. The White Sox dealt him to the Texas Rangers in 1979 as his power waned. He retired after playing 95 games for the New York Yankees in 1980.
As he mentions, Soderholm was the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year for the American League in 1977. Following his playing career, he was a scout for the Chicago Cubs.
Eric Soderholm – career stats