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About Roberto Alomar
Roberto (Robbie) Alomar is the only baseball player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Toronto Blue Jay. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on February 5, 1968.
Over his career 17-year MLB career, Robbie was a 12-time All-Star and won 10 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which is the most ever by a second basemen. He received 4 Sliver Slugger Awards for second base and was named the American League Championship Series MVP in 1992. Robbie is also a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He retired from baseball in 2004 with a career batting average of .300, 2,724 hits, 474 stolen bases, and 210 homeruns and is arguably considered the great second basemen of all time.
While with the Blue Jays, Robbie won 2 World Series tittles (1992 and 1993). He was enshrined into the Blue Jays Level of Excellence in April of 2008 and later had his famous number 12 retired by on July 31, 2011. Robbie now serves as a special assistant to Blue Jays president, Mark Shapiro.
While enjoying his retirement, Robbie now spends a large portion of his time giving back to youth baseball players across Canada. He spends his summers travelling Canada instructing young players as part of the Blue Jays Super Camp tour and has visited every province.
In addition, Robbie has organized an elite level baseball tournament (called Tournament 12) that is held annually in Toronto for the best 160 amateur players in Canada. The intention of Tournament 12 is to expose Canadian born high school players to scouts and recruiters from the United States, with the hopes of the players receiving a baseball scholarship to continue their education.
Robbie has recently also started his own charitable foundation called “Foundation 12” with the mission to “create and support signature programs that empower youth baseball players and offer them opportunities to improve their quality of life”. He also devotes time to organizing youth baseball camps for players in his native country of Puerto Rico. Robbie spends a great deal of time living in Toronto with his family.