From Ponce to Cooperstown

Former second baseman Roberto Alomar has been elected to the Hall of Fame. Alomar received the third highest vote total in history, making it in on his first second time on the ballot.


He is only the third Puerto Rican in history to be elected into the Hall. This year, upon his formal induction, he will join Roberto Clemente and Orlando Cepeda in Cooperstown.

Not bad for a boy from Ponce.

2 thoughts on “From Ponce to Cooperstown

  1. He should have been voted in on his first time on the ballot, but this was actually his second. I guess we should be happy the morons who vote for the Hall got it right the second time around. He was a great player.

  2. Thanks for the correction.

    He was a great player. I always hated the chatter about him and his dedication to the game. I think it followed naturally from his trading record, since simple-minded analysts figured people wouldn’t trade somebody who was so great at his position. But all positions and roles aren’t equally protected, certainly not in his era, and he had a lot of value sometimes because of his market.

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