Roberto 'Robbie' Alomar Velzquez ( born February 5, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball player, regarded by many as one of the best second basemen in MLB history. During his career he won more Gold Gloves (10) than any other second baseman in history, and also won the second-most Silver Slugger Awards (4) for a second baseman. On January 5, 2011, Alomar was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, in his second year of eligibility. Alomar was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He is the son of Sandy Alomar, Sr., a former All-Star second baseman with a 15-year MLB career. His older brother, Sandy Alomar, Jr., was a Major League All-Star catcher and currently serves as bench coach for the Cleveland Indians. Alomar was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was raised in Salinas, Puerto Rico. In 1985, Alomar signed with the San Diego Padres at age 17, and joined the team's Class-A affiliate in Charleston.
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