Alomar and Blyleven get voted into Baseball Hall Of Fame

In his prime Roberto Alomar was the catalyst of an emerging Toronto Blue Jays team who went on to win back to back World Series Championships in 1992 and ’93. During his stellar 17 year major league baseball career Alomar posted an impressive 2,724 hits with 210 homeruns, 1,134 RBI’s and 1,508 runs to go along with his 10 Gold Gloves. On Wednesday Alomar who spent his career with the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks found out that he was officially voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to a TSN online article Alomar who finished his career with an exact .300 batting average, was selected on 90% of the ballots. “I was proud to wear that uniform,” Alomar who was named on only 73.7% of the votes last year said. “I was proud to go every day and give my best to the game of baseball. So (the fans) could enjoy every day that I played.” Alomar, who was named MVP of the 1992 ALCS becomes the fifth Blue Jay in franchise history to make the hall. Next July 24, when he is officially enshrined Alomar will be joining Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Rickey Henderson and Phil Niekro as the others in Cooperstown. Besides for Alomar another legend being inducted is former pitcher Burt Blyleven who ended up with 287 wins and 3,701 strikeouts during his career. Last year Blyleven who was known for his deadly curveball was named on 74.2 % of the ballots. This time around he got in as he received 79.9% of votes.

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