Roberto Alomar was named to 12 All-Star teams and won 10 Gold Gloves, which was apparently enough for Hall of Fame voters despite the second baseman’s two terrible stints with the White Sox late in his career.
Alomar, often considered to be one of the elite defensive second basemen in MLB history, won Gold Gloves for the Blue Jays, Orioles and Indians before forgetting to bring his range with him to the South Side. He is also a lifetime .300 hitter who stroked a Carlos Pena-like .180 while on the ’04 Sox. and collected just 75 of his 2,724 during his two sojourns in silver and black.
“I am extremely happy that the voters were able to forget the fact the Sox traded for me, let me go, and traded for me again, even though I was way past my prime,” said Alomar. “Despite therapy, I haven’t been able to forget.”
Immediately upon hearing of Alomar’s regrets, official White Sox spokesperson Oney Guillen tweeted, “robbeee, we all no sandi is the reel alomer. U aint nuttin.”