Gone But Not Forgotten : Roberto Alomar Retires

Saturday, March 19 2005 @ 03:08 PM EST

Contributed by: Craig B

Roberto Alomar announced his retirement today.

Although the Associated Press story oddly doesn't mention it, Alomar was a driving force behind two World Champion teams, the 1992 and 1993 Blue Jays.

He retires a ten-time Gold Glove winner, a twelve-time All-Star, a .300 career hitter, 50th all-time with 2724 hits, 40th all-time with 504 doubles, and 40th all-time with 474 stolen bases.

But damn the numbers. No one who ever watched him in a Blue Jays uniform will ever forget his incredible talents. With the bat, on the basepaths, and especially with his glove, Roberto Alomar was electric in a way that few players in history have been.

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