26 Jul 2011

Roberto Alomar cites Toronto in Hall of Fame speech

The newest members were recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Toronto received special distinction in the process.

Along side former pitcher Bert Blyleven and longtime MLB executive Pat Gillick, former Toronto Blue Jays’ second baseman Roberto Alomar was enshrined into the hallowed Hall in Cooperstown, New York, on July 24.

Even though he played for seven different teams over the course of his 17-year career, Alomar highlighted Toronto as his favorite franchise he laced up the leather for.

“My time in Toronto was the best of my career,” said Alomar, which reportedly led to cheers of “Robbie, Robbie,” from Blue Jays fans in attendance. “I am so proud to represent you as the first Toronto Blue Jay elected to the Hall of Fame.”

Starting his career in 1988 with the San Diego Padres and ending it in 2004 with the Chicago White Sox, Alomar spent the middle portion of his playing days with the Blue Jays.

With any luck, Alomar will take the plaque he was awarded to a Toronto storage unit for safe keeping.

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