Wednesday, January 5, 2011

BREAKING: Blyleven And Alomar Heading To Cooperstown

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

Alomar and Blyleven were chosen by the Baseball Writers' Association of America after near misses in the past few seasons of voting.

Alomar was picked on 90 percent of the ballots. He was a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner at second base.

Here's an interview Alomar had with Kevin Kennedy and Casey Stern on "MLB Inside Pitch" on SiriusXM after not getting voted in last year...
((HT: SiriusXMHomePlate))

Blyleven was listed on more than 79 percent of the ballots. He won 287 games and ranks fifth on the career strikeout list.

Scott Seroka of KARE-TV in the Twin Cities has the breakdown...

Here's a story from back in 2007 where Blyleven challenged Johan Santana to pitch a shut-out. His hair was the bet, and Blyleven lost...
((HT: FSN North/Youtube))

Just so you know... Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Bagwell and Mark McGwire all were under the 50 percent mark.

The induction ceremony will be held July 24th in Cooperstown, New York.

The HQ is happy Blyleven made it... it took too damn long...
The curveball was absolutely nasty...

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