Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame now includes Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven.
Alomar was one of the greatest second basemen in major league history, making 12 All-Star appearances and winning 10 Gold Gloves. He ended his career with over 2,700 hits, 210 home runs and more than 1,100 RBI.
Blyleven ended a long wait to get into the Hall of Fame. He’s been on the ballot since 1998 and became the first Dutch-born player to be enshrined.
Blyleven went 287-250 with 60 shutouts and 242 complete games in his 22-year big league career. He’s ninth on the all-time list in shutouts and fifth with 3,701 strikeouts. Blyleven was also an excellent big-game pitcher, going 5-1 in the postseason.
Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies general manager Pat Gillick, who produced three World Series champion teams as GM, was also inducted.
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