December 3, 2010

Cooperstown 2011: Roberto Alomar

ROBERTO ALOMAR
Second Year on Ballot  (2010 - 73.7%)

PLAYING CAREER:  San Diego Padres (1988–1990), Toronto Blue Jays (1991–1995), Baltimore Orioles (1996–1998), Cleveland Indians (1999–2001), New York Mets (2002–2003), Chicago White Sox (2003), Arizona Diamondbacks (2004) and Chicago White Sox (2004)

ACHIEVEMENTS:  Career batting average of .300, with 2,724 hits, 1508 runs, 210 home runs and 474 stolen bases.  12 straight All-Star Games (1990-2001), 10 Gold Gloves in an 11 year stretch (1991-2001) and back-to-back World Series rings in 1992 and 1993.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ON TWITTER:

@matthewlwallin:  Roberto Alomar needs to be in the Hall of Fame

@RealScottSapp:  If Roberto Alomar gets into the Hall of Fame, I say every visitor should spit on his plaque. It's fun to create your own tradition!

@kevinglewsports:  Yes, Roberto Alomar is a Hall of Famer, but do I want to see him honoured with everything that has come out about him in 2010? No.

HOVG THOUGHTS:  I’m huge on Alomar…can’t help it. The guy retired at 36 and still managed career numbers of 2724 hits and 1508 runs. Add to that his .300 career batting average and you’ve got one of the best second basemen ever to lace up the spikes. Heck, even his .984 fielding percentage is comparable with Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg (.989) and Joe Morgan's (.981).  Falling short a year ago was a travesty...get it right now, writers, and put him up the wall.


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