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MLB Hall Of Fame Class Includes Former Diamondback Roberto Alomar

Technically, Roberto Alomar has just become the first former Arizona Diamondback to be inducted into the Major League Hall of Fame. For those that blinked, Alomar played 38 games in Arizona in 2004, the final year of his career. He batted .309 while wearing the D-backs uniform.

While it is a bit of a stretch for the Diamondbacks to claim Roberto as one other their own, there's no denying his Hall of Fame credentials for his career. Alomar hit .300 over this 17 years and racked up 2,724 hits. The second baseball was an All-Star 12 times and won is a 10-time Gold Glove winner. Alomar won two World Series Championships with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992 and '93) and was the American League Championship Series MVP in 1992. 

Alomar was elected with 523 votes, the third highest total in history. He received a 90 percent plurality and has just the 26th player to reach that level.

The Diamondbacks will get their first "legit" Hall of Fame inductee once Randy Johnson is eligible in 2014. Until then, Diamondbacks fans will just have to accept Alomar as one of their own.