Sandy Alomar has spent more than 50 years in professional baseball. He was a switch-hitting infielder and is the father of Sandy Alomar Jr. and Roberto Alomar.
- Speaking to Kids on Life and Development
- Baseball Clinics
- MLB All-Star 1970
Through his career, Alomar was a valuable defensive player. His range and defensive positions were excellent but he was prone to poor throws after making fantastic stops. Alomar was able to play all infield and outfield positions. He led league second basemen in fielding percentage in 1975. Alomar’s offense was below-average with a .245 career batting average, 13 home runs and 282 RBI in 1,481 games played. He was, however, a great bunter and gathered a significant number of bunt single in his career.
Alomar enjoyed his best season in 1970 with career highs in batting average (.260), home runs (4), runs (82), hits (179) and games played (162), and received an All-Star berth. Alomar was a smart and aggressive base-runner compiling 227 stolen bases including a career high 39 in 1971.
A durable player, Alomar was the Angels’ everyday second baseman for five years. He twice played a full 162-game season and played in 648 consecutive games between 1969 and 1973.
Sandy enjoys speaking with youth baseball players and coaches about the mental side of baseball. He is a “natural born communicator”, and has the ability to speak with people from all different backgrounds. Sandy currently leaves in hometown of Salinas, Puerto Rico with his wife Maria.