Well, its that time of year again. Its time to decide who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Its that time of year where we argue, dispute, and elect those worthy of joining the best of the best, of all baseball players in the Hall of Fame.
The BBWAA announced today (drum roll please….) that they elected Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Both are joining former GM Pat Gillick in this years class.
Alomar, a former met, won 10 gold gloves, and is a 12-time all-star, while Blyleven won 287 games during his major league career, and is in the top-5 in strikeouts all-time.
The Mets are thrilled that Alomar was elected to the Hall of Fame, and in a statement, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said.
All of us at the Mets congratulate Roberto Alomar on baseball’s most prestigious honor, his well-deserved election into the Hall of Fame.
My reaction isn’t much of a surprise to be honest. I knew basically that this was Roberto Alomar’s year, although I was not quite sure about Brett Blyleven. Both Blyleven and Alomar have numbers that were certainly worthy of the hall.
Looking ahead into next years voting, I think that Barry Larkin will get into the Hall. Larkin (other than Blyleven and Alomar) was the only player to have more than 50% of the votes from the baseball writers with a solid 63% showing, and it looks like he took his first steps toward enshrinement in Cooperstown.