Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 11/18/14
  Name: Roberto Velazquez Alomar   Position: Second Base                         Number: 12           Tribe Time: 1999-2001           DOB: 02/05/1968         Accolades: 3 Time Gold Glove (1999-2001), 2 Time Silver Slugger (1999-2000), 3 Time All-Star (1999-2001), Top 4 MVP (1999,2001) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1999) 159 563 138 182 40 3 24 120 300 99 96 37 6 86% .422 .533 .323 .955 .210 Career 471 1748 362 564 114 17 63 309 901 243 249 106 16 87% .405 .515 .323 .920 .193 Post Season Career 10 40 7 11 7 0 0 6 18 4 8 2 0 100% .341 .450 .275 .791 .175 Roberto Alomar was a full fledged star by the time he joined the Tribe and continued his monumental successes with the Indians, putting up some of the best numbers of his career. In 1999, Robbie came to Cleveland in a different way than the normal Indian process for acquiring new talent. He signed a five year contract for more than $7 million a year. His appearance reunited him with his brother Sandy Alomar, Jr and gave the Indians their first steady second baseman since Carlos Baerga left the team in 1996. Alomar joined with Omar Vizquel to become what is generally assumed to be the greatest double play combination in Cleveland Indians history. The pair combined for six Gold Gloves during Alomar's three years with the team and in fact, won every single second base and short stop Gold Glove from 1993 to 2001 (except 1997 when Vizquel won for SS, but Chuck Knoblauch won at second). Alomar was a perrenial All-Star as well, making the team every year from 1990 though 2001 and starting each year except three (1990, 1995 and 2001).  Defense wasn't the only part of Alomar's game as he also won the American League Silver Slugger at second base in each of his first two seasons with Cleveland. Among Indians second basemen, he ranks high in average, on base percent, steals and home runs and should be considered one of the top ten of all time. In his best season with the Tribe (1999), Alomar lead the league in runs scored and set a record in the top five all time for the Indians. In addition to his prowess at the plate and in the field, Alomar was the most proficient base stealer in Cleveland history, setting a new record by being safe 87% of the time. Roberto Alomar was selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame (as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays) in 2011 in just his second year on the ballot. He was elected to the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame during that same year as well for his production during his three years with the team. This induction made Robbie and Sandy the first pair of brothers to be inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.

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