Wednesday, 9 September 2015

33 - Roberto Alomar

Front photo: A great defensive play.

Back photo: At the plate at Skydome.

Better photo?: I like the visible ball with the swing on the back, but I love photos where the players isn't touching the ground, no matter what the short.

Ties to my personal collections: He's a Blue Jay here. Although I'd like to forget his time as a Met, he was there as well. But, being the only Blue Jay with his number retired more than makes up for that forgettable time in his career. And he's also the only person with a Jays cap on Cooperstown. It means I can debut the Hall of Fame tag with this entry.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 24.

Wiki-facts: He's still with the Blue Jays, as a special advisor.

Google it: Has an entry at biography.com. That might also be a first for this set.

How was his strike-shortened 1994? Only 8 HR and 38 RBI over 392 AB. Still got a Gold Glove and was a All-Star.

Birthday boy: February, 5, 1968. Andres Santana, who had 2 AB over 6 MLB games in 1990 was also born that date. Also on 2/5/68 was Will Furrer, who made a couple appearances at QB for the Bears and Oilers.

Up next: 34 - Sandy Alomar Jr.

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