Was acquired by the White Sox from the New York Mets on 7/1 in return for minor-league pitchers Edwin Almonte and Royce Ring and infielder Andrew Salvo ... his .990 fielding percentage (3 E/293 TC) with the Sox would have ranked third among American League second basemen if he handled the minimum total chances ... committed three errors in first eight games following the trade but did not make an error over his final 59 games ... led the Sox and tied for ninth in the AL with eight sacrifice bunts ... average with the Sox reached .305 (32-105) after a 2-4 outing on 8/8 vs. Oakland but hit just .216 (32-148) over his final 40 games ... hit .285 (105-368) from the left side and .189 (28-148) from the right side ... hit .297 (35-118) at U.S. Cellular Field ... hit .301 (25-83) in both May and July ... was successful on 12 of 14 stolen-base attempts (85.7 percent) ... collected 10 infield hits, including seven bunt singles ... led off 49 times (Sox were 26-23) and batted second 16 times (Sox were 10-6) ... made Sox debut on 7/2 vs. Minnesota, going 1-5 and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning ... drew his 1,000th career walk on 7/30 at Kansas City ... reached base safely in 20 straight games from 7/12-8/10, going 26-77 (.338) with 15 walks ... hit first homer with Sox on 8/6 vs. Kansas City, recording his 1,100th career RBI ... was ejected on 8/15 at Texas for arguing balls and strikes ... collected season-high four hits (all infield singles) on 8/20 vs. Anaheim ... went 2-4 with a double, home run and season-high four RBI on 8/27 at New York ... tied his career high with three doubles on 8/31 at Detroit ... made second straight Opening Day start for the Mets ... hit safely in 15 of 16 games from 6/8-28, including a season-high, nine-game hitting streak from 6/17-28 ... was hitting .296 (24-81) through 4/24 but was 6-43 (.140) over his next 12 games ... rebounded to go 19-53 (.358) from 5/9-25 ... was 0-15 from 5/27-6/6 but hit .282 (20-71) over final 20 games with the Mets.
Major League Highlights
Finished the season tied for seventh in the American League with a .3282 batting average ... His average was 1/1000th percentage point behind Ken Singleton for the highest ever by an Oriole, as Singleton batted .3283 in 1977.
Captured his sixth straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Was named to the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team, as well as The Sporting News' American League Post-Season All-Star team.
Was named the "Best Defensive Second Baseman," "Best Baserunner," "Best Bunter" and "Second-Best Hitter" (to Chicago's Frank Thomas) in the American League by Baseball America.
Set an Orioles' team record and a then career-high with 132 runs scored.
Had 39 hits in April, establishing a new Oriole team record for hits in that month ... Frank Robinson (1969), Paul Blair (1969) and Cal Ripken Jr. (1994) all held the old mark with 32 ... In May he had 40 hits, which was the second-most by an Oriole behind Brooks Robinson's 49 in 1961.
Compiled a career-high 22-game hitting streak, from May 12th-June 8th.
Was hitting .410 on June 9th, becoming just the fifth player in the 1990's to hit .400-or-better after June 1st ... The other four players to do it were: Lenny Dykstra in 1990 (June 10th); Andres Galarraga (July 5th) and John Olerud (July 27th) in 1993; and Paul O'Neill (June 16th) in 1994.
Was elected to his sixth straight All-Star team, his seventh overall ... Was 1-3 in the game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.
On July 25th and August 14th, Alomar hit a home run from both sides of the plate for the second and third times in his career ... He also did it on May 10, 1991 vs. the White Sox at Toronto.
Played for San Juan and was managed by his father, Sandy, Sr. in the Puerto Rican Winter League ... For the second straight season he captured the batting title with a .347 average.
Is a 12-time All-Star, starting 11 straight Midsummer Classics from 1991-2001 ... has won 10 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, the most by a second baseman, and four Silver Slugger Awards ... owns the major-league record for consecutive errorless games (104) and consecutive errorless chances by a second baseman ... ranks among the active leaders in hits (3rd, 2,679), triples (3rd, 78), stolen bases (4th, 474), runs scored (5th, 1,490) and doubles (6th, 498) ... ranks 25th all-time in stolen bases, tied for 42nd in doubles and 60th in hits ... has finished in the top six of the American League Most Valuable Player voting on six occasions ... needs 10 runs scored for 1,500, two doubles for 500, 321 hits for 3,000 and 26 stolen bases for 500 ... his 498 career doubles are the most of any Puerto Rican-born player in history ... has batted above .300 nine times in his career, stolen 30-plus bases eight times, scored 100-plus runs six times, hit 40-plus doubles four times, 20-plus homers three times and driven in 100-plus runs twice ... Roberto and his brother, Sandy, are one of four sets of brothers in major-league history to play together with three different teams, joining Arthur and John Irwin, Bobby and Billy Schantz, and Lloyd and Paul Waner ... they have been teammates with San Diego (1988-89), Cleveland (1999-2000) and the White Sox ... has homered from both sides of the plate four times in his career, most recently on 7/16/01 ... owns a career .381 (61-160) average with six home runs with the bases loaded ... has been named to five postseason All-Star Teams by The Sporting News ... named Most Valuable Player of 1998 All-Star Game at Colorado.
POST-SEASON: In Game Four of the ALDS on October 5th, he singled off Cleveland's Jose Mesa to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning and then smacked the series-winning home run in the top of the 12th inning, a solo shot, also off of Mesa, to defeat the Indians, 4-3, and advance to the ALCS.