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    Jan 17, 2005 - The Devil Rays sign free agent 2B Roberto Alomar to a contract.

    Jan 6, 2004 - The White Sox sign free agent 2B Roberto Alomar to a contract.

    Jul 1, 2003 - The Mets send 2B Roberto Alomar to the White Sox for Ps Royce Ring and Edwin Almonte‚ and IF Andrew Salvo.

    Apr 12, 2003 - The Expos down the Mets‚ 5-4. NY 2B Roberto Alomar scores the 1‚417th run of his career to move him past Roberto Clemente into 1st place among Puerto Rican players.

    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 3‚000th 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.

    Jul 3, 2001 - The Indians trounce the Red Sox‚ 9-1‚ as 2B Roberto Alomar gets 5 hits‚ including a double.

    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.

    Nov 24, 1998 - The Indians sign free agent 2B Roberto Alomar to a 4-year contract. Alomar joins his brother‚ Sandy.

    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 1‚000th 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.

    Oct 8, 1997 - The Orioles take Game 1 of the ALCS as Scott Erickson and Randy Myers combine to limit Cleveland to 4 hits in a 3-0 win. Brady Anderson and Roberto Alomar homer for Baltimore.

    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.

    Apr 26, 1997 - The Orioles pound the Red Sox‚ 14-6‚ as Roberto Alomar goes 4-for-4‚ with 3 HRs and 6 ribbies.

    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.

    Dec 21, 1995 - The Orioles sign free agent 2B Roberto Alomar to a 3-year contract.

    Oct 10, 1993 - Despite homers by Ellis Burks and Robin Ventura‚ the Blue Jays take Game 5 of the ALCS with a 5-3 win. Roberto Alomar strokes 3 hits to back Juan Guzman's 2nd win of the series.

    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 PuckettRoberto 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.

    Dec 5, 1990 - In a major trade‚ the Blue Jays send 1B Fred McGriff and veteran SS Tony Fernandez to San Diego for 2B Roberto Alomar and slugging OF Joe Carter.

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