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2011 Baseball Hall Of Fame: Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar Elected To Hall

After 14 years on the ballot, former Twin Bert Blyleven has finally been elected to the baseball hall of of fame. His worthiness for the Hall has been a hot debate among baseball writers for years, but Blyleven's impressive compilation of stats finally won out. The righty still ranks #5 on the all time strikeout list and #9 in shutouts.Bert got 79.7% of the vote, just enough to get him by the 75% threshold needed for election.

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Not nearly as controversial is the great Roberto Alomar, who was elected with 90% of the vote on his second year on the ballot. The only thing that kept the obvious hall of famer out last year was this stupid thing baseball writers have about not voting for a guy on his first time on the ballot. It's stupid, a bit childish, and as proved by his overwhelming election this year... a total joke.

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Just missing the cut was Barry Larkin, who made a big jump from just 50% of the vote last year to 62% this year. That would seem to put him on track to get in next season.

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As for the Phillies, we learned earlier that former Phillies GM Pat Gillick and longtime Phils beat writer Bill Conlin would be headed to Cooperstown.

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