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Roberto Alomar

MLB Hall of Fame Second Baseman

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, Roberto was a 12-time All-Star and won 10 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which is the most ever by a second basemen.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Lessons from a Hall of Famer
Roberto speaks on the leadership traits that make up a successful teams, be it on the diamond, in life or in business. Sharing stories from the World Series years in Toronto, he shares how leadership and teamwork can lead to great things.  Roberto stresses the importance of staying both humble and grounded, no matter what you achieve in your life. His inspiring message is about staying true to yourself, no matter what.

Youth Audiences: Lessons Learned
In this presentation, Roberto speaks on the importance of having dreams and working hard needed to achieve them.  He draws on the good and bad to motivate audiences to stay on the right path in life.

Platform Plus

Links Golf Program | Celebrity Golfer

Awards

2015
Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

2011
MLB | Hall of Fame

Summary Profile

Roberto received 4 Silver Slugger Awards for second base and was named the American League Championship Series MVP in 1992.  He is also a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  Roberto retired from baseball in 2004 with a career batting average of .300, 2,724 hits, 474 stolen bases, and 210 home runs and is arguably considered the greatest second basemen of all time. While with the Blue Jays, Roberto won 2 World Series titles (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 on July 31, 2011.  Roberto now serves as a special assistant to Blue Jays president, Mark Shapiro. While enjoying his retirement, Roberto spends a large portion of his time giving back to youth baseball players all over Canada.  He spends his summers travelling the country, instructing young players as part of the Blue Jays Super Camp tour and has visited every province.  In addition, Roberto 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. Roberto 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.  Roberto spends a great deal of time living in Toronto with his family.