BALTIMORE –- Back at Oriole Park for the first time in years, Roberto Alomar walked out to accept induction in the team’s Hall of Fame.
Even though he played only three seasons in Baltimore, Alomar was greeted warmly as he walked out to make a short speech and don the green jacket the team’s Hall of Famers wear.
Mike Bordick, who played the last two seasons as the shortstop next to Alomar at second, introduced him. Bordick ticked off the names of some excellent second basemen, Rich Dauer, Davey Johnson, and then Alomar.
Bordick, who was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame two years ago, was joined at the ceremony by Boog Powell, Brady Anderson and Al Bumbry.
Earlier on Monday, Alomar told a luncheon crowd that even though he works for the Toronto Blue Jays now, he still has a warm place for the Orioles.
Manager Buck Showalter, who managed against Alomar, marveled at his ability.
“Robbie always seemed like there was another level he could go to. He could almost will things to happen. The club needs a home run here, here’s a home run. You need a stolen base, here’s a stolen base. You’d also swear he was hitting every inning,” Showalter said.