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Roberto Alomar- 12 Time All Star! 5 With Blue Jays- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Roberto Alomar was a 12 time All Star. He was on the roster for every game from 1990- 2001. He played his first game as a San Diego Padre, 5 with the Blue Jays, 3 with the Cleveland Indians and 3 with the Baltimore Orioles. Alomar also won 9 Gold Glove Awards (5 with Blue Jays) and finished in the top 22 of MVP voting 7 times as high as 3rd. There is no questioning why Alomar is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the first to go in as a Blue Jays player.
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Alomar ranks 13th on the Blue Jays’ all time WAR list with 22. He only played 5 years in the city, which makes his average WAR 4.4! Not to shabby, eh? While Joe Carter is known for his dramatic home run in the 1993 World Series, many think that it is Alomar’s home run in the 1992 series against the Oakland Athletics that is the most important in club history. Without that blast, the Blue Jays may not have gone on to win it all that year, or the next.
It is easy to turn to nostalgia given the Blue Jays long playoff drought. And, this post lends itself to such activity. Looking back at Alomar’s time as a Toronto Blue Jay, we see a player who was at the top of not only his game, but THE game. He hit .326 in 1993. He’s a career .300 hitter with an OBP of .371. It’s easy to see why he would be selected to so many Mid-Summer Classics.
Here’s a glimpse into his performance on the July stage. In 1998, he collected 3 hits in 4 at bats, including a home run.
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