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Latino Daily News

Thursday January 6, 2011

MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Includes Roberto Alomar, 3rd Puerto Rican to be Honored

Yesterday Major League Baseball (MLB) announced their class of 2011 which on most fronts was unusual.  There were only two selections and neither was born in the U.S. mainland, one of the elected has been dodging HIV positive rumors and this is the first time someone wearing a Blue Jays uniform is honored.

Bert Blyleven, was born in the Netherlands, and played in the majors for 22 years for six different MLB teams.  He ended his pitching career in 1992 with the California Angels.

2nd Baseman, Roberto Alomar was picked by 90 percent of the Baseball Writer’s voters due in great part to his 12-time-All Star record and winning seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He is the third native of Puerto Rico to join this prestigious club, following Roberto Clemente and Orlando Cepeda.

Alomar has had his challenges from lawsuits from two different women saying he had unprotected sex knowing he had AIDS to undisclosed health issues forcing his retirement in 2005 from baseball

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