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5 Completely Trivial Things We Learned About Roberto Alomar and John Hirschbeck
Hirschbeck has called three World Series—1995, 2006, and '10—and was behind the plate when Barry Bonds hit his record 756th home run, passing Hank Aaron on the alltime list, and when the Phillies' Roy Halladay threw his no-hitter against the Reds in the '10 NLDS.
A videotape of the game marred by the spitting incident remains stowed away in a desk drawer at Hirschbeck's Ohio home. But "it's not something I plan on converting to DVD," he says.
In 2010, Alomar's financial adviser introduced him to Facebook as a way to look up old friends. One of his first searches was for Kim Perks, who had worked as a SkyDome luxury box hostess while Alomar was a Blue Jay from 1991 to '95. They were married in Toronto in 2012. She helps to run the Roberto Alomar Foundation.
Alomar owns a Toronto-based athletic apparel company called Alomar Baseball.