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Arguably the Best Second Baseman of his Era

March 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans!

There are three Hall of Famers from Puerto Rico. There was Roberto Clemente, the inspirational and excellent-hitting Pirate, Orlando Cepeda, the Baby Bull who played in St. Louis and San Francisco, and the most recently inducted Puerto Rican Hall of Famer, Roberto Alomar!

Alomar played for mainly the Blue Jays, Orioles, and Indians in his 17-year career from 1988-2004. He is mostly known for his excellent fielding at second base and received 10 Gold Glove Awards during his career, the most for any player at his position. The switch hitter earned 12 consecutive All Star nods at second, the second-most All Star appearances for a second baseman. Although he is known for his work at second, he was also an excellent hitter. Roberto batted .300 for his career with 2,724 hits. Even his stolen base numbers are great, swiping 474 bags during his career. Perhaps his best six games of hitting came in the 1993 World Series when he was playing with the Blue Jays. He batted .480 with 12 hits in 25 at-bats, drove in six runs, and stole four bases. What a ballplayer!

Because of all these amazing accomplishments, Alomar was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, cementing himself as one of the best second basemen the game has ever seen. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back in a few days for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”

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