January 5, 2011

MEANWHILE, I'D HAVE VOTED...:

Alomar and Blyleven Elected to Hall of Fame (TYLER KEPNER, 1/05/11, NY Times)

By the time Roberto Alomar started his major league career, in 1988, Bert Blyleven had nearly completed his. Blyleven pitched three more seasons, quietly compiling some of the more impressive statistics in major league history, as Alomar embarked on a career as one of the most dynamic second basemen the game has seen. [...]

Barry Larkin was third in the voting, at 62.1 percent, followed by Jack Morris (53.5 percent), Lee Smith (45.3 percent) and Jeff Bagwell (41.7 percent). In his first election after admitting to steroid use, the former slugger Mark McGwire dropped to 19.7 percent, his lowest share in five appearances on the ballot. Rafael Palmeiro, who hit 569 homers but failed a drug test in 2005, received only 11 percent.


(1) Tim Raines
(2) Barry Larkin
(3) Alan Trammell
(4) Jeff Bagwell
(5) Jack Morris

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 5, 2011 3:12 PM
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