TAMPA — For a bit less than $7 million, you can own Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar’s 18,000-square-foot wooded estate in Tampa’s elite Avila community.
Alomar, 45, has listed his home at 901 Palacio de Avila for sale for $6.55 million. The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion sits on 3.4 acres in a leafy section of the Lutz gated community. It boasts a pond in the front yard, an indoor pool, five fireplaces and an eight-car garage, said Dianne Martin, his listing agent with Century 21 Shaw Realty.
Alomar purchased the home in 2009, Martin said, and he also has a home in Toronto.
Alomar was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in a baseball family. His father, Sandy Alomar Sr., is a former big leaguer, as was his brother, Sandy Alomar Jr.
Roberto Alomar became one of baseball’s best and most consistent hitters during his 17-season career, finishing with a career .300 batting average and 210 home runs, along with 474 stolen bases. He played with the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. He also briefly trained with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at the end of his career in 2005.
He entered the Hall of Fame as a Blue Jay in 2011.
Alomar’s Avila mansion got some unwelcome attention in 2010 when his then wife, a bikini model named Maria Del Pilar Alomar, accused him of threatening her with a knife and got a temporary restraining order against him. Paparazzi swarmed the Hillsborough County courthouse during Alomar’s court appearances.