10/05/2007 11:30 AM ET
Alfonso Soriano named winner of the "Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Month presented by Pepsi" for September
Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs was selected by the fans, as the winner of the "Major League Baseball
Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi" for September, it was announced today. Soriano is the
winner of the officially-sanctioned Major League Baseball award, which recognizes the player who performed
his best when the game was on the line. Pepsi has been the "Official Soft Drink of Major League Baseball"
The "MLB Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi" winner is
selected by the fans from a list of six nominees chosen by a special editorial
panel from Major League Baseball Advanced Media. During the first week of
each month, fans can visit a microsite hosted by MLB.com that has been created
specifically for the Clutch Performer Platform, pepsiclutch.mlb.com, to vote for the
player they believe was the best Clutch Performer during the previous month.
Soriano blasted 14 home runs, breaking Hall of Famer Ernie Banks' Cubs franchise record for most home
runs in the month of September. The left fielder batted .320 with 11 doubles, 22 runs and 27 RBI in 28
games played. When his team needed him in the clutch, Alfonso connected for his 13th home run of the
month to propel the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the Reds on September 28th, clinching its first NL Central
Division title since 2003. The right handed slugger hit a game-winning two-run home run to defeat the
divisional rival St. Louis Cardinals on September 15th and added a two home run, five RBI performance on
September 22nd to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates.
At the conclusion of the season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on the "Major League Baseball
Clutch Performer of the Year Presented by Pepsi" award winner at MLB.com, the official Web site of Major
League Baseball. The "MLB Clutch Performer of the Year Presented by Pepsi" award will be presented during
the Major League Baseball postseason.
About Major League Baseball Properties
The Major League Baseball Clubs formed Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) in 1966 as the Club's agent for
marketing and trademark licensing and protection. Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing
consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major
consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and
creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rightsholders and national sponsors. MLBP
also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), a publishing division
and stock photo licensing agency, and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as all other
special events. For more information on Major League Baseball, log on to www.MLB.com.
About MLB Advanced Media, LP
Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of
Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major
League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to
create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLB.com offers fans the most complete
baseball information on the web, including up-to-date statistics, game summaries, extensive historical information, and
exclusive features about Major League Baseball events and programs, including on-line ticket sales, baseball
merchandise, authenticated memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live and archived radio broadcasts of every
game, live and archived video webcasts of entire games, pitch-by-pitch enactment of games, and hosted post-game video
highlight shows. MLB.com offered more live events on the Internet than any other website in the world.
Purchase, N.Y.-based Pepsi-Cola North America (www.pepsi.com) is the refreshment beverage unit of PepsiCo, Inc., in
the United States and Canada. Its U.S. brands include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Jazz, Pepsi ONE, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Diet Pepsi
Vanilla, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Code Red, Mountain Dew LiveWire, Sierra Mist, Sierra Mist
Free, Mug, Tropicana Twister Soda, Aquafina, Aquafina FlavorSplash, Aquafina Sparkling, Aquafina Alive, Quaker Milk
Chillers, Ben & Jerry's MilkShakes, Dole and Ocean Spray single-serve juices, Tropicana Juice Drinks, IZZE and SoBe. The
company also makes and markets North America's best-selling ready-to-drink iced teas and coffees, respectively, via joint
ventures with Lipton and Starbucks.