Hall of Famer Alomar thanks all Latinos



COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — With Puerto Rican flags waving in the breeze, Roberto Alomar has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Speaking first in his native Spanish, the third Puerto Rican player to be enshrined along with Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Clemente, said he feels proud to be a Puerto Rican.

“I always played for my island,” he said at Sunday’s ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., before adding “it is a true blessing to be able to share this moment with all of you,” he said.

Alomar, a member of the Toronto Blue Jays’ World Series championship teams in 1992 and 1993, is the first player to enter the Hall of Fame wearing a Blue Jays cap and just the 20th second baseman to be inducted.