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Avila mansion of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar sells for $4 million

The sale closed late Tuesday.
The $4 million home at 901 Palacio De Avila formerly belonging to Roberto Alomar.
The $4 million home at 901 Palacio De Avila formerly belonging to Roberto Alomar. [ SUSAN CARNES | Fast Pix Tours, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ]
Published May 6, 2020
Updated May 7, 2020

The sprawling Avila mansion of former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Roberto Alomar has sold for $4 million.

The sale officially closed late Tuesday, according to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, which brought the buyer through agents Karen Hegemeier and Jackie Diaz.

The only information the firm would reveal about the buyer is that the person is “local.” The deed, which would provide more information, has not yet been recorded by the Hillsborough County clerk’s office.

The estate at 901 Palacio De Avila spans about 3.4 gated acres and the estate is more than 18,000 square feet. Among its extravagant features: eight bedrooms, nine full and three half bathrooms, a wine cellar, a cigar room, a home theater, five fireplaces, a two-story closet in the master suite, indoor and outdoor pools, an eight-car garage and a basketball/racket sports court. There are separate quarters for staff.

Alomar was represented in the sale by Dianne Martin of Century 21.

It was a sale that was a long time coming. The mansion was originally put on the market in January 2014 for $6.55 million. At the time, Alomar was reportedly looking to relocate to Toronto.

In the spring of 2015, the price was cut to $4.99 million. Leading up to this sale, it was re-listed on the market in October of last year.

Alomar had a 17-year career in major-league baseball, was an All-Star 12 times and won 10 Gold Glove Awards, the most ever by a second baseman. He was named the American League Championship Series MVP in 1992 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

By the time he retired in 2004, he had a career batting average of .300, 2,724 hits, 474 stolen bases and 210 home-runs.

One of the rooms inside the home.
One of the rooms inside the home. [ Fast Pix Tours, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ]
A closer look at the outside of the home.
A closer look at the outside of the home. [ Fast Pix Tours, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ]
The indoor pool in the $4 million Tampa home.
The indoor pool in the $4 million Tampa home. [ Fast Pix Tours, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ]