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Baseball Insider: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

Can we still call Pudge a "future Hall-of-Famer"?

The big news Wednesday was the elections of Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven to the Hall of Fame. Although The Post doesn't let me vote, my self-admitted elitist tendencies and fairly strict adherence to the best-at-your-position-in-your-era rule have me taking some issue with the election of Blyleven. But I'm certainly...

By Dave Sheinin  | January 6, 2011; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Alomar makes unprecedented one-year jump to Hall of Fame enshrinement

Roberto Alomar didn't merely gain entrance to Cooperstown on Wednesday. He also reached one of its highest tiers, as a "90 Percenter." Alomar's vote total -- 523 out of a possible 581 ballots -- was just a shade above 90 percent, well above the 75 percent required for election. And...

By Dave Sheinin  | January 5, 2011; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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His long, frustrating Hall of Fame wait over, Blyleven takes high road

There was not a trace of bitterness in Bert Blyleven's voice as he addressed members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on a conference call that ended moments ago. That same austere body -- or, rather, its 10-year members -- had left Blyleven dangling for 13 years, effectively announcing...

By Dave Sheinin  | January 5, 2011; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Alomar, Blyleven elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Pitcher Bert Blyleven and second baseman Roberto Alomar were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Blyleven finally gained election in his 14th year of ballot eligibility -- one year before he would have been dropped from the ballot altogether, leaving his fate in the hands of the historically...

By Dave Sheinin  | January 5, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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