Blyleven finally wins vote into Baseball Hall of FameMinnesota Sports
-- Two-time World Series champion Bert Blyleven and 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar were elected today to Baseball’s Hall-of-Fame.
Two-time World Series champion Bert Blyleven and 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar were elected today to Baseball’s Hall-of-Fame.
Blyleven, a 22-year pitching veteran, is now a TV broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins – and fans have campaigned for years to get him elected to Cooperstown. He won World Series titles with the Twins in 1987 and Pittsburgh in ’79. Alomar was a 10-time Gold Glove winner, the MVP of the 1992 American League Championship Series with Toronto, and the MVP of the ’98 All-Star Game.
Both Alomar and Blyleven got the required 75-percent of votes from the Baseball Writers Association, and they’ll be inducted at Cooperstown this summer. Barry Larkin finished third in the voting, and former Twins’ pitcher Jack Morris was fourth. Mark McGwire got just under 20-percent of the votes. And former Brewers’ catcher B.J. Surhoff was one of 16 players who failed to get the necessary five-percent support to stay on the ballot next year. He picked up two votes – or just three-tenths-of-one-percent.