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Blyleven, Alomar voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Blyleven, Alomar voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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Second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven have been elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected them today, after each narrowly missed last year.

Alomar, who as named on 90% of the ballots, was a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner during his career. He owns a career .300 batting average, 474 stolen bases and over 2700 hits.

Blyleven was named on almost 80% of the ballots. He won 287 games during his 20-year career. During that time, he struck out over 3,700 batters – 5th all time. He threw almost 5,000 innings, ranking 14th all time, to go with 242 complete games and 60 shutouts.

No other players were elected.

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