The Obit For Carlos Gilliard
Alfonso Soriano's father dies of brain hemorrhage
.c The Associated Press
05/14/03 23:43 EDT
NEW YORK (AP) - Alfonso Soriano's father died
of a brain hemorrhage Wednesday in the Dominican Republic, the New York
Yankees second baseman said.
Carlos Gilliard was 78 years old.
``When you lose somebody close, it's very hard
to play. But I think I'm OK,'' Soriano said after going 0-for-4 in a 5-3
loss to Anaheim. ``I don't like to think about the problems outside the
game when I play.''
Soriano said his father died at about 3 a.m.
Soriano does not expect to miss any games.
``Well, we weren't really, really close,''
Soriano said. ``But I saw him whenever I went home to the Dominican. But
I really grew up with my mother and my grandfather Soriano.''