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Roberto Alomar from the Chronology
Jan 17, 2005 - The Devil Rays sign free agent 2B Roberto Alomar to a contract.
Mar 4, 2002 - Indians CF Alex Escobar will have reconstructive knee surgery after he crashed into an OF wall and will miss the entire season. Escobar who was acquired in the Roberto Alomar trade was once a highly touted Mets prospect. His stock has fallen considerably in recent years due to injury problems.
Dec 11, 2001 - The Mets obtain 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar in an 8-player deal with the Indians. In addition to Alomar‚ New York also receives P Mike Bacsik and OF-1B Danny Peoples. Cleveland gets OFs Matt Lawton and bluechip prospect Alex Escobar‚ P Jerrod Riggan‚ and pitching prospect Billy Traber.
Nov 6, 2001 - Gold Glove award winners are announced. Ivan Rodriguez wins his 10th straight to tie Johnny Bench for the most by a catcher Greg Maddux wins his 12th straight to extend his NL record for pitchers and Roberto Alomar wins for the 10th time the most ever for a 2B.
Oct 7, 2001 - Rickey Henderson gets the 3000th hit of his career a leadoff bloop double as the Padres lose to the Rockies 14-5. Ricky then leaves the game. The game is the final one of Tony Gwynn's career. Gwynn pinch hits in the 9th and grounds out then walks around the field shaking hands with hometown fans. Larry Walker who sits wins his third NL batting title in three years at .350. Walker and Rockies teammate Todd Helton (.336) become the first teammates to finish 1-2 since John Olerud (.363) Paul Molitor (.332) and Roberto Alomar (.326) were the top 3 for Toronto in 1993.
May 7, 1999 - At Jacobs Field the Indians overcome a 9-1 deficit by scoring 4 runs in the 6th 7 runs in the 7th and 7 more in the 8th to defeat the Devil Rays 20-11. Down 8 and winning by 9 is the biggest swing since July 8 1990 according to historian Tom Ruane: The Rays will nearly match it on June 22 2005 blowing a 9-2 lead to the Yankees and also losing 20-11. Roberto Alomar with a grand slam and David Justice with 2 HRs each drive home 5 runs for the Tribe who have 5 players get 3 or more hits. Tampa Bay's Fred McGriff hits a 2-run shot off another Tampa native Dwight Gooden. For McGriff it is the 34th ML park he has homered in a new ML record. He was tied with Gary Gaetti and Ellis Burks.
Jul 7, 1998 - The AL defeats the NL 13-8 in the 69th All-Star Game. Baltimore's Roberto Alomar is named the game's MVP going 3-for-4 with a HR RBI a stolen base and 2 runs scored. His brother Sandy won the award last year.
Jun 3, 1998 - By playing in his 1000th game Roberto Alomar of the Orioles qualifies as the AL's all-time fielding percentage leader (.9871) at 2B. Baltimore defeats the Red Sox 3-0 with Alomar bringing home one of the runs.
Sep 16, 1997 - Jimmy Key 0-7 in his last 9 starts at Camden Yards beats the Cleveland Indians 7-2 to give the Orioles a split in a day-night doubleheader. Roberto Alomar has three hits and three RBIs and Brady Anderson and Rafael Palmeiro homer in the win. In the opener Charles Nagy pitches five-hit ball into the seventh inning and Matt Williams drives home two runs to lead the Indians to a 4-2 victory.
Oct 5, 1996 - Roberto Alomar's HR in the 12th inning gives Baltimore a 4-3 win over Cleveland and a berth in the ALCS against the Yankees. Alomar's 2-out single in the 9th ties the game and sends it into extra innings.
Oct 5, 1996 - Umpire John Hirschbeck says he forgives Baltimore 2B Roberto Alomar who spat on him during an argument in a game on September 27.
Oct 1, 1996 - The Orioles defeat the Indians 10-4 in Game 1 of their AL Division Series. Bobby Bonilla hits a grand slam in the game which was delayed for 17 minutes due to a threatened umpire boycott in protest to handling of the Roberto Alomar situation.
Sep 27, 1996 - After being ejected for arguing a strike call in the 1st inning of Baltimore's game against the Blue Jays Orioles' 2B Roberto Alomar spits in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck. Alomar claims he was provoked by Hirschbeck but the incident will set off a national debate. After the game Alomar remarks I used to respect him a lot. He had problems with his family when his son died-I know that's something real tough in life-but after that he just changed personality-wise. He just got real bitter." When the ump hears about the remarks tomorrow he will charge into the Orioles locker room and have to be restrained by fellow ump Joyce.
Aug 16, 1996 - Trailing 2-0 the Orioles score 14 runs over the final 3 innings to defeat the Athletics 14-3 in the 1st game of a double-header. Rafael Palmeiro drives home 6 runs for Baltimore and each member of the starting lineup with the exception of leadoff man Roberto Alomar gets at least 2 hits. The Orioles stroke 19 hits for the 2nd day in a row off Oakland pitching. Baltimore also takes the nightcap 5-4 in 10 innings.
Oct 3, 1993 - Toronto's Joe Carter connect twice for homers in the 8-run 2nd inning as the Jays beat the Orioles 11-6. For the first time in 100 years teammates finish 1-2-3 in the race for the league batting title. Toronto's John Olerud wins the crown with an average of .363 followed by Paul Molitor at .332 and Roberto Alomar at .326. Alomar is 3-for-4 in the game with 5 RBIs.
Jul 14, 1993 - The AL defeats the NL 9-3 in the All-Star Game. Kirby Puckett Roberto Alomar and Gary Sheffield hit HRs while the win goes to Jack McDowell. Craig Biggio is at 2B for the NL: last year he was on the team as a catcher the first player ever to make it at those two positions. A highlight of the game is Randy Johnson firing a 95-MPH fastball over John Kruk's head. Kruk bails out on the next two pitches saying afterwards he's going to kill somebody."
Oct 11, 1992 - The Blue Jays win their 3rd game in a row defeating the A's 7-6 in 11 innings after trailing 6-1 through 8. Roberto Alomar's 2-run HR ties the game in the 9th and John Olerud has 4 hits for Toronto.
Aug 18, 1991 - Toronto's first two hitters-Devon White and Roberto Alomar-hit home runs off Detroit's Bill Gullickson in the Blue Jays' 4-2 win. Gullickson teed up leadoff homers once before in the NL.