Single...Is active in the community in his home country of Puerto Rico...Conducts free baseball clinics
and provides equipment for his former little league and high school...Donated $252,000 toward research on the disease Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and as a result of his relationship with Umpire John Hirschbeck. ALD is a rare genetic disorder that attacks nerve cells in the brain... While in San Diego, he participated in the "Stay in School Campaign" volunteering as a guest speaker at many area schools, both English and Spanish-speaking...In Toronto, Roberto was a charter member of the Hugh MacMillan Foundation and hosted a celebrity golf tournament for four years to benefit the foundation...Raised $285,000 for the
foundation which funds a hospital and school...In Toronto, he was also involved in the DARE program and filmed a PSA on the perils of drunk driving...With the Orioles, he donated over 2,000 tickets as part of the "Alomar All-Stars" program for children from non-profit, youth oriented organizations...With Cleveland teamed up with his brother, Sandy, and purchased 27 tickets (27 was the combination
of their uniform numbers, #12 and #15) for every home date in 1999 for local charities.
For the second consecutive season was traded to the White Sox in the second half of the season...Began the year with Arizona but was dealt to Chicago on Aug 5 in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later...For both clubs combined he batted .263 (45-171) with four home runs and 24 RBI in 56 games...Started only 40 games all season...Missed a total of 83 games due to two injuries...Missed 56 games with Arizona,Apr 21- June 22 with a broken left hand suffered on April 20 when he was hit by a pitch from Milwaukee's Ben Sheets...Broke the bone connecting the pinky to the wrist...Also missed the final 27 games of
the season with the White Sox due to a lower back injury...Was in the lineup for his 15th Opening Day game on April 6 for Arizona and started 9 of the first 13 games before his hand injury...Returned June 22 and started slowly going 1-for-11, then batted .391 (25-64) over his next 21 games until he was traded to the Sox on Aug 5...Went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI in his final game with Arizona on Aug 4 vs. Florida...Batted only .180 (11-61) with Chicago before playing his last game on Sep 5...Collected his 500th double on June 26 at Detroit off Jeremy Bonderman...Became the 42nd player in major league history to reach 500 doubles, only the 4th second baseman...Batted .359 (23-64) with runners on and .368 (14-38) with runners in scoring position...Compiled a .975 (4 E/160 TC) combined fielding percentage, his lowest mark since 1989 (.967)...Was 0-2 in stolen base attempts, his first major-league season without a stolen base...Hasn't stolen a base since Aug 20, 2003 at Anaheim when he got two in a game in which he had 4 infield hits for the White Sox...Went 2-for-4 on Sep 1 vs. Oakland,moving past Lou Gehrig (49th, 2,721 hits) on the all-time hit list.
Was acquired by the White Sox from the New York Mets on 7/1 in return for minor-league pitchers Edwin Almonte and Royce Ring and infielder Andrew Salvo ... his .990 fielding percentage (3 E/293 TC) with the Sox would have ranked third among American League second basemen if he handled the minimum total chances ... committed three errors in first eight games following the trade but did not make an error over his final 59 games ... led the Sox and tied for ninth in the AL with eight sacrifice bunts ... average with the Sox reached .305 (32-105) after a 2-4 outing on 8/8 vs. Oakland but hit just .216 (32-148) over his final 40 games ... hit .285 (105-368) from the left side and .189 (28-148) from the right side ... hit .297 (35-118) at U.S. Cellular Field ... hit .301 (25-83) in both May and July ... was successful on 12 of 14 stolen-base attempts (85.7 percent) ... collected 10 infield hits, including seven bunt singles ... led off 49 times (Sox were 26-23) and batted second 16 times (Sox were 10-6) ... made Sox debut on 7/2 vs. Minnesota, going 1-5 and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning ... drew his 1,000th career walk on 7/30 at Kansas City ... reached base safely in 20 straight games from 7/12-8/10, going 26-77 (.338) with 15 walks ... hit first homer with Sox on 8/6 vs. Kansas City, recording his 1,100th career RBI ... was ejected on 8/15 at Texas for arguing balls and strikes ... collected season-high four hits (all infield singles) on 8/20 vs. Anaheim ... went 2-4 with a double, home run and season-high four RBI on 8/27 at New York ... tied his career high with three doubles on 8/31 at Detroit ... made second straight Opening Day start for the Mets ... hit safely in 15 of 16 games from 6/8-28, including a season-high, nine-game hitting streak from 6/17-28 ... was hitting .296 (24-81) through 4/24 but was 6-43 (.140) over his next 12 games ... rebounded to go 19-53 (.358) from 5/9-25 ... was 0-15 from 5/27-6/6 but hit .282 (20-71) over final 20 games with the Mets.
Major League Highlights
Is a 12-time All-Star, starting 11 straight Midsummer Classics from 1991-2001 ... has won 10 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, the most by a second baseman, and four Silver Slugger Awards ... owns the major-league record for consecutive errorless games (104) and consecutive errorless chances by a second baseman ... ranks among the active leaders in hits (3rd, 2,679), triples (3rd, 78), stolen bases (4th, 474), runs scored (5th, 1,490) and doubles (6th, 498) ... ranks 25th all-time in stolen bases, tied for 42nd in doubles and 60th in hits ... has finished in the top six of the American League Most Valuable Player voting on six occasions ... needs 10 runs scored for 1,500, two doubles for 500, 321 hits for 3,000 and 26 stolen bases for 500 ... his 498 career doubles are the most of any Puerto Rican-born player in history ... has batted above .300 nine times in his career, stolen 30-plus bases eight times, scored 100-plus runs six times, hit 40-plus doubles four times, 20-plus homers three times and driven in 100-plus runs twice ... Roberto and his brother, Sandy, are one of four sets of brothers in major-league history to play together with three different teams, joining Arthur and John Irwin, Bobby and Billy Schantz, and Lloyd and Paul Waner ... they have been teammates with San Diego (1988-89), Cleveland (1999-2000) and the White Sox ... has homered from both sides of the plate four times in his career, most recently on 7/16/01 ... owns a career .381 (61-160) average with six home runs with the bases loaded ... has been named to five postseason All-Star Teams by The Sporting News ... named Most Valuable Player of 1998 All-Star Game at Colorado.
Hit his first home run as a Met and his first National League home run since September 7, 1990 at Houston (Danny Darwin) against Jeff Fassero at Chicago on April 10th...The home run tied the game at 2-2 in the eighth inning in a game the Mets would win, 3-2, on a home run by Mike Piazza...Collected his 13th multiple-home run game, April 14th vs. Montreal...Hit both home runs, a three-run shot and a solo home run, off Tony Armas Jr...Singled off Tony Armas Jr., in the sixth inning of the April 14th game against Montreal for his 2,400th career hit...Is fourth among active players on the All-Time Hits List with 2,546...Had a season-high four hits (4-6) with an RBI vs. Colorado on May 12th...Collected his 2,500th career hit, a lead-off single off Elmer Dessens vs. Cincinnati on July 26th...With that hit, he became the 77th player in Major League history to reach that figure...Also, he became the seventh switch-hitter in major league history to reach the 2,500 hit plateau...The others are: Pete Rose, Eddie Murray, Frankie Frisch, George Davis, Max Carey and Tim Raines ... In addition, he became only the second player in club history to collect his 2,500th career hit while in a Met uniform-the other was Richie Ashburn in 1962...Hit his 200th career home run on August 24th (Hampton) at Colorado...Finished the season hitting .283 (30-106) with two home runs and 34 RBI with runners in scoring position...Hit .290 (124-428) with seven home runs and 39 RBI vs. righthanders...Has a career .383 (59-154) batting average with six home runs and 152 RBI with the bases loaded...Has 470 doubles for his career, the most for any Puerto Rican-born player, surpassing Roberto Clemente's mark of 440...Is 17th among active major leaguer players with a career average of .304 or better (3,000 or more at-bats)...Also ranks fourth among active players with 1,414 runs scored ... Rickey Henderson is first with 2,288.
Picked up his 10th career Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Finished third in the American League in batting average, fourth in runs scored, sixth in hits, tied for second in triples and fourth in on-base percentage (.415) ... Was on base 277 times, the fifth-best mark in the AL ... In addition, had eight steals of third base, which ranked third in the League and 33 infield hits, which was tied for fourth.
Hit .424 (56-132) with runners-in-scoring-position, which was the second highest mark in the AL ... His .406 (101-249) batting average with men on base, ranked second in the League.
Led the AL in fielding for second basemen, with a .993 fielding percentage (five errors in 969 chances).
Established career-highs in batting average and triples and tied his career-high in hits.
Became just the fifth player and the first infielder in major league history to hit .330 while stealing at least 20 bases with 30 or more doubles, double digit triples, 20 or more home runs and 100-plus RBI ... The last player to do it was Dave Parker for the Pirates in 1978 ... It was last done in the American League in 1922.
Enjoyed his 11th career two-home run game, and 12th multiple-home run game, on July 16th at Houston ... In that contest he hit a home run from each side of the plate, for the fourth time in his career.
Topped the 30 stolen base mark for the eighth time in his career.
His career fielding percentage of .98704 (96 errors in 7405 total chances) is the highest among second basemen in AL history.
Had a career-high five hits, July 3rd vs. Boston ... Also has 31 career four-hit contests.
Collected his 1,000th career RBI on August 24th at Seattle, becoming the 16th player in major league history to collect 1,000 RBI, steal 400 bases and amass 2,300 or more hits.
Was named to his 12th straight All-Star team, only his second as a reserve.
POST-SEASON: Is a career .313 (72-230) hitter in 58 post-season games with four home runs and 33 RBI ... Collected three hits and three RBI in Game Three of the Division Series vs. Seattle.
Earned his ninth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award and his fourth career Louisville Silver Slugger Award ... Was also selected to The Sporting News' Post-Season All-Star team for the fifth time in his career.
Ranked among the American League leaders in several offensive categories ... Finished second in stolen bases, ninth in runs scored, 10th in hits, first in steals of third base, eighth with 128 singles and 10th in sacrifice bunts.
Hit over .300 for the eighth time in the big leagues.
Became the 36th player since 1898 (when the stolen base rule was adopted) to have 400 or more steals in a career on July 18th vs. Houston.
Was elected to his 10th straight All-Star Game, his 11th overall appearance in the Mid-Summer Classic at Turner Field in Atlanta ... Was 0-2 with a walk in the contest.
Was the American League's Player of the Week, July 26th-August 1st.
Belted his sixth career grand slam on August 27th at Anaheim off Mark Petkovsek.
Had three, two home run games; September 6th vs. Tampa Bay, April 19th vs. Oakland and August 6th vs. Anaheim.
Equaled his then career-best by collecting four hits in a game on two occasions; September 9th vs. Chicago White Sox and September 23rd at Kansas City.
Enjoyed a season-high 18 game hitting streak from September 16th-October 1st ... Hit .447 (34-76) over that span.
Joined his brother Sandy on the Indians ... Sandy and Roberto were teammates with the Padres for one game in 1988 and seven games in 1989 before Sandy was traded to the Indians prior to the 1990 season.
Posted one of the best offensive and defensive seasons in Cleveland Indians history ... Became the first player in the 99-year history of the Indians franchise to hit 20 home runs, score 100 runs, steal 30 bases and drive in 100 or more runs in the same season.
Led the American League with 138 runs scored, which was the second highest mark in Cleveland's history ... Also led the AL in sacrifice flies, ranked sixth in walks, tied for fourth in stolen bases, tied for seventh in on-base percentage (.422) and eighth in RBI.
Was named to The Sporting News' Post-Season All-Star team for the fourth time in his career.
Won his third Louisville Silver Slugger Award.
Also won his eighth career, second straight, Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Was named to the Associated Press' Major League All-Star team.
Tied for third in the AL MVP voting with Manny Ramirez with 226 points behind Ivan Rodriguez and Pedro Martinez.
Was elected to start his ninth straight All-Star team, 10th overall ... Was 0-2 with an RBI in the Game.
Collected his 2000th career hit on September 22nd at Detroit off Brian Moehler ... Became the youngest player (31 years, 7 months) to record his 2000th hit since Robin Yount (10 days shy of his 31st birthday) on September 6, 1986 for Milwaukee ... Six of the other 23 members of the 3,000 hit club also notched their 2,000th hit prior to their 32nd birthday (Cobb, Speaker, Musial, Aaron, Kaline and Yount).
Enjoyed two, two-home run games; April 30th at Texas and July 31st vs. the White Sox.
Also hit two grand slams during the year ... His fourth career grand slam came on May 7th vs. Tampa Bay (off Eddie Gaillard) and his fifth career slam came on July 23rd at Yankee Stadium (off David Cone).
Scored his 1000th career run on April 30th at Texas.
Registered his 26th career four-hit game on May 14th at Detroit.
Appeared in three games for San Juan after the season in the Puerto Rican Winter League for his father/manager, Sandy Sr.
POST-SEASON: Hit a team-high .368 (7-19) with four doubles, four runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases in five games in the ALDS vs. Boston.
Won his seventh career Rawlings Gold Glove Award after tying for the AL lead in fielding percentage (.985) with Damion Easley.
Was named to The Sporting News' Post-Season All-Star team for the third time in his career.
Voted to his eighth straight All-Star Game, 10th overall and was named the MVP of the 69th Mid-Summer Classic played at Coors Field in Denver, going
3-4 with a home run, RBI and stolen base ... His brother Sandy was named the MVP of the 1997 All-Star Game making them the first brothers to both win that honor in All-Star Game history.
Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List from July 25th-August 4th, with a sprained right pinkie finger ... Suffered the injury sliding into second base on July 18th at Anaheim.
Finished his career with Baltimore as the Orioles All-Time Leader with a .312 (496-1588) batting average.
Suffered through an injury-plagued campaign ... Reported to spring training with a severely sprained left ankle that hampered him for nearly half of the year ... Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List from July 30th to August 26th, with a pulled right groin ... In addition, due to a left shoulder strain, the switch-hitter did not bat righthanded after May 31st (although he made an attempt on June 20th before switching back).
Finished second among American League second basemen with a .988 fielding percentage (six errors in 509 chances).
Hit a career-high three home runs vs. the Red Sox on April 26th ... Also collected a career-high six RBI in that contest.
Hit his third career grand slam on May 4th against Don Wengert of the Oakland A's.
Was elected to his seventh straight Mid-Summer Classic as a starter, eighth overall ... Was 0-2 in the contest, which was played in Cleveland's Jacobs Field.
Was suspended for the first five games of the season for an altercation with umpire John Hirschbeck on September 27, 1996 at the Skydome.
On November 14th in Los Angeles he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder ... The procedure was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Finished the season tied for seventh in the American League with a .3282 batting average ... His average was 1/1000th percentage point behind Ken Singleton for the highest ever by an Oriole, as Singleton batted .3283 in 1977.
Captured his sixth straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Was named to the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team, as well as The Sporting News' American League Post-Season All-Star team.
Was named the "Best Defensive Second Baseman," "Best Baserunner," "Best Bunter" and "Second-Best Hitter" (to Chicago's Frank Thomas) in the American League by Baseball America.
Set an Orioles' team record and a then career-high with 132 runs scored.
Had 39 hits in April, establishing a new Oriole team record for hits in that month ... Frank Robinson (1969), Paul Blair (1969) and Cal Ripken Jr. (1994) all held the old mark with 32 ... In May he had 40 hits, which was the second-most by an Oriole behind Brooks Robinson's 49 in 1961.
Compiled a career-high 22-game hitting streak, from May 12th-June 8th.
Was hitting .410 on June 9th, becoming just the fifth player in the 1990's to hit .400-or-better after June 1st ... The other four players to do it were: Lenny Dykstra in 1990 (June 10th); Andres Galarraga (July 5th) and John Olerud (July 27th) in 1993; and Paul O'Neill (June 16th) in 1994.
Was elected to his sixth straight All-Star team, his seventh overall ... Was 1-3 in the game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.
On July 25th and August 14th, Alomar hit a home run from both sides of the plate for the second and third times in his career ... He also did it on May 10, 1991 vs. the White Sox at Toronto.
Played for San Juan and was managed by his father, Sandy, Sr. in the Puerto Rican Winter League ... For the second straight season he captured the batting title with a .347 average.
POST-SEASON: In Game Four of the ALDS on October 5th, he singled off Cleveland's Jose Mesa to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning and then smacked the series-winning home run in the top of the 12th inning, a solo shot, also off of Mesa, to defeat the Indians, 4-3, and advance to the ALCS.
Captured his fifth straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award by pacing American League second basemen with a .994 fielding percentage (four errors in 643 total chances) ... Also led AL second basemen in putouts with 272.
Broke the American League record for consecutive errorless games by a second baseman with his 90th straight error-free game on June 17th vs. Texas ... Broke Jerry Adair's record of 89 errorless contests ... On June 27th he set the American League record for consecutive errorless chances with 460 ... Had his streak snapped on July 4th at California, ending the streak at 104 straight errorless games and 484 errorless chances.
Broke his right leg on December 27, 1993 sliding into second base while playing winter ball in Puerto Rico ... Did not participate in a spring training game until March 15th.
Finished third among AL second basemen with a .991 fielding percentage to win his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Was elected to his fourth straight All-Star team, his fifth overall ... Was 1-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in the game.
Was tied for the American League lead with Ricky Henderson with 15 steals of third base.
Won his third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Was the AL's Player of the Week, April 19th-April 26th.
Hit his first career inside-the-park home run off the Red Sox' Tony Fossas on June 18.
Scored his 500th career run on July 6th vs. the White Sox.
His 1,000th career hit came on August 13th at Boston.
Participated in his fourth straight All-Star Game, played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards ... Was 1-3 with a home run.
POST-SEASON: Hit a combined .388 (19-49) with three doubles, 10 RBI and eight stolen bases in 12 post-season games to help the Blue Jays win their
second consecutive championship ... Batted .292 in the ALCS vs. Chicago with a team-high four stolen bases ... Hit .480 in the World Series vs. Philadelphia with four stolen bases ... Tied the World Series record with two at-bats in an inning (eighth inning) of Game Four vs. Philadelphia.
Won his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove ... Finished second in fielding among American League second basemen with a .993 fielding percentage.
Named to the Associated Press' Major League All-Star team, The Sporting News' American League Post-Season All-Star team.
Was the American League's Player of the Month for April when he batted .382.
Was elected to the All-Star Game in San Diego ... Set an All-Star record with two stolen bases in an inning.
POST-SEASON: His 20 combined hits in the 1991-1992 ALCS set a new record ... Was named the MVP in the ALCS vs. Oakland ... Batted .423 (11-26) in that series, with a game-winning home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game Four.
Picked up his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Finished second in the American League in stolen bases, stolen base percentage (82.8%) and sacrifice bunts ... Was third in triples.
Became the 55th player in major league history to hit a home run from each side of the plate during the May 10th contest against the White Sox.
Stole a career-high four bases in a game, June 8th against Baltimore ... Also tied the Blue Jays' club record with the four swipes.
Became just the second Blue Jays player to be voted to the All-Star team (the first was George Bell in 1987) ... It was his second All-Star Game, first as a starter.
POST-SEASON: Set an ALCS record for most singles in a five-game series with nine ... Hit .474 (9-19) in that series with three runs scored, four RBI and two stolen bases.
Was selected to the All-Star team for the first time in his career.
Was second among National League second basemen with 311 putouts.
Spent his first full year at the major league level ... Was the youngest player on any National League Opening Day roster at 21.
Led the NL with 17 sacrifice hits, tied for second in stolen bases and ranked third in hits.
Began the season with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Played in only nine games before being recalled by the Padres.
Gained his first major league hit off Nolan Ryan in his first big league at-bat on April 22nd.
Led his team in runs, doubles and sacrifices.
Was selected the Padres Rookie of the Year.