Alomar, Blyleven Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

(WSCR) – Roberto Alomar won’t go into Cooperstown wearing a White Sox hat, but late in his career he did play 85 games on the South Side. Today, he was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Along with Alomar, Bert Blyleven was also elected to the Hall of Fame.

Alomar and Blyleven were chosen Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after narrow misses last year.

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.

Blyleven was listed on more than 79 percent of the ballots, above the 75 percent required for election. He won 287 games and ranks fifth on the career strikeout list.

Sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Bagwell and Mark McGwire all fell below the 50 percent mark.

The induction ceremony will be held on July 24 in Cooperstown.

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  • Larry Horse's Arse

    I agree that on merit Ron Santo should be in the HOF.

    I’m guessing that he was such an @sshat that he rubbed too many voters the wrong way.
    Then again, you can’t find a worse @sshat than Alomar.


    They could close the doors, put a big rusty skeleton key lock on it, and let a kindly/ gruff old man propping up his rocking chair against the door with a big flashlight in his lap of the HoF and that’d be fine.
    The Braves Three? Randy Johnson? Kurt Schilling? I guess
    Santo has the numbers probably could get in.
    Notice, I’m not really putting up threatening barriers to new entries, but the bar has to be raised.

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