Sandy Alomar Sr. was an up and coming 2nd baseman when the Mets acquired him from the Houston Astros in March 1967 for Derrell Griffith. He would play in just 15 games for the Mets and did not get a hit in 22 at bats. He holds the infamous distinction of having the most at bats in team history without getting a hit. The Mets traded Alomar to the Chicago White Sox on July 22, 1967 along with Ken Boyer for J.C. Martin and Billy Southworth.
While with the Mets Alomar wore number 5.
Sandy Alomar also played for the following teams:
Milwaukee Braves – 1964,1965
Atlanta Braves – 1966
Chicago White Sox – 1967-1969
California Angels – 1969-1974
New York Yankees – 1974-1976
Texas Rangers – 1977,1978
Sandy Alomar returned to the Mets organization serving as a coach under managers Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel from 2005 to 2009.
Both of his sons would also play for the Mets, Roberto Alomar from 2002 to 2003 and Sandy Jr. in 2007. They are the only father and son combination to play for the Mets.