Roberto Alomar is an American baseball player who was born on February 5, 1968, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. In 1988, Alomar started his career in Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres. In 1991, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, where he thrived as a hitter and second baseman. While there, he earned what would be his first of 10 American League Gold Glove Awards throughout his career. Alomar moved to the Baltimore Orioles in 1996. Controversy ensued when he spat on an umpire during a dispute. Alomar played for the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets and Tampa Bay Devils Rays before retiring in 2005.
Famous baseball player Roberto Alomar was born on February 5, 1968, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Alomar began his major league baseball career in 1988 with the San Diego Padres. He started to make a name for himself with the Padres, but really hit his stride as a hitter and second baseman when he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1991. That year, he earned his first American League Gold Glove Award and won most valuable player at the 1992 American League Championship Series against the Oakland Athletics. He went on to play for the Baltimore Orioles in 1996.
While with the Orioles, Alomar's otherwise stellar career was touched by controversy. A fight erupted between Alomar and an umpire during a game in 1996. During the heated exchange, the umpire is said to have cursed out Alomar and then Alomar spat at the umpire. Only Alomar's behavior was caught on film and was shown repeatedly on the television news. He received a five-game suspension for his action. Three years later, Alomar went to play for the Cleveland Indians and then moved to the New York Mets in 2002.
Considered to be one of the top second baseman, Roberto won the American League Gold Glove Award for his position 10 times during his career. He was also named Most Valuable Player at the 1998 All-Star Game. After a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Alomar retired from baseball in 2005.
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