Sandy Alomar: “[Acta’s call] was a slam dunk.”


When Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar left the Tribe after a magical run in the 90s, he never imagined that he would one day return to Cleveland as a member of the Indians coaching staff.

After short stints with several teams, including the Chicago White Sox and the Colorado Rockies, Alomar made his way to New York to begin the 2007 season with the Mets. Little did he know, he would open the season in the Minor Leagues and see limited playing time in the big leagues that year.  Alomar’s role eventually became that of back-up catcher during the season, and he found himself sharing his knowledge of the game and coaching his teammates.

“When I started playing back-up catcher, I was kind of like a player-coach because I was mentoring players. It was kind of interesting, players coming to me asking for advice,” he said. “It was like, ‘If I’m coaching…

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