A twelve-time All-Star, winning ten Gold Gloves and four Silver Sluggers, Roberto Alomar was a fixture of offensive and defensive excellence at second base for 17 years. He was also well traveled, logging time with the Padres, Blue Jays, Orioles, Indians, Mets, White Sox and Diamondbacks. A member of the 1992 and 1993 World Champion Blue Jays, he hit .480 in the ’93 Fall Classic, knocking in six runs and stealing four bases. Alomar was elected to the Hall on his second try, collecting 90% of the vote.
Alomar and umpire John Hirschbeck have been able to turn the infamous “spitting incident” into something positive, with Alomar having helped his former foe raise money for ALD, the disease that killed the umpire’s son.
March 24, 2012
White Plains, NY