A headfirst mistake

Updated: April 13, 2011, 11:12 AM ET
By Buster Olney

Roberto Alomar had the greatest half-season of any player I've ever seen in 1996, after signing with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. He seemed to catch every grounder hit within two time zones, make every throw, collect big hits and steal bases when it was important in the game situation. On June 24, Alomar was hitting .377, with a .448 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging average.