Is Roerto Alomar A First Ballot Hall Of Famer?

Great article on espn.com by Jerry Crasnick banging the drum for former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Roberto Alomar to be a first ballot hall of fame “inducty”.

I don’t know my baseball history all that well, but I can tell you that I am fairly certain no better player at their position has ever suited up for the Jays (excluding any player who was only a Blue Jay for a cup of coffee). No one earned their stripes in Toronto as Robbie did.

The stories on the guy off the field were the stuff of legends, but who cares, the guy could play.

I hope politics don’t get in the way, and I hope Robbie gets in.

TSM

The article is here

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    I was a huge Robbie Alomar fan….in his prime in TO, IMHO, he was the best all around non pitcher in the game…He was clutch, never went into prolonged slumps and was a spectacular fielder. I don’t know enough about the baseball HOF to know if he has the career stats that the voters like to see.

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    Mannn…he was amazing. It’s hard enough losing Roy Halladay for three exciting young prospects, can you believe the Jays let Alomar walk for nothing?

    I heard Jeff Blair say that Robbie deserves to be a first ballot Hall of Famer, but probably won’t get in for a couple years. It seems inevitable that he will get in a some point though. I think he’s already revealed that he’ll go in as a Jay as well, which is kind of cool.

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    Robbie is no doubt a HOF. Such am amazing all around player. Does anybody else think the Jays get short changed during the early 90s era when they were on top, going to the playoffs so many times from 85-93 before the wild card era and then back to back World Series, yet no Blue Jays has been even close to to going to the HOF.

    Makes you wonder if NY, Boston, LA or Chicago had a similar run they would have half a dozen guys in consideration.

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    Yeah, no question he is a first ballot shoe in. At least imho.

    Arguably the best all around player for years in either league, and by far the most complete 2nd baseman when there were others around – Baerga, Sandberg to name 2 – who were pretty good in their own right.

    As far as career stats go, Robbie’s probably look good, but I haven’t done the research to say for sure. I do think his last couple years probably brought them down quite a bit.

    I’d be shocked if he doesn’t get in on the first ballot.