ANDl Baseball Hall of Fame accepted the resignation of Roberto Alomar to his board of directors, President Jane Forbes Clark announced Monday.
Alomar, who was elected to the board in 2019, delivered a letter of resignation Saturday after allegations of sexual misconduct were made public.
The Hall of Fame second baseman was fired last week as a Major League Baseball advisor and was inducted into the list of people ineligible for baseball jobs after an investigation into the accusations against the Puerto Rican. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing on Friday and said a baseball industry employee reported an incident. supposedly happened in 2014 and involving Alomar.
The league hired an outside law firm to investigate the matter. The MLB indicated that it will not elaborate on the investigation in order to protect the person who brought the accusation.
Clark indicated, following Manfred’s announcement, that Alomar’s plaque will remain on display in the Hall of Fame. because “his selection reflects his eligibility and the perspective of the voters of the Baseball Writers Association of America at the time.” Alomar was inducted in 2011.
Alomar also lost his position as special assistant to the Toronto Blue Jays. The team announced that it would sever its ties with Alomar, including the withdrawal of its Level of Excellence award and a pennant at the Rogers Center.
The Canada Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also ruled that it will not revoke its membership status, but they prohibited him from participating in future events and indicated that they will not associate with him or his foundation.
Alomar was selected to the All-Star Game 12 times over 17 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. He was known as a skilled second baseman, winning 10 Gold Gloves. Also because of his temper – his infamous spit in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck is remembered, earning him a five-game suspension in 1996.