Haven’t done a “Then and Now” card in a while, so today I post up a 1979 edition for Alomar patriarch Sandy Alomar Senior, who put together a nice 15-year career before retiring after the 1978 season:
Alomar came up with the Milwaukee Braves back in 1964, but didn’t get to
play full-time until he joined the California Angels in 1969, where he
would play until he was purchased by the New York Yankees in July of
He’d play the last two seasons of his career with the Texas Rangers,
retiring after the 1978 season before moving on to coaching for various
Of course, he also had a couple of sons who became pretty good baseball
players themselves, 1990 American Rookie of the Year Sandy Alomar Jr,
and future Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar.
Not a bad baseball family tree!