Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

After a long wait, Bert Blyleven will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2011 class. Joining him is second baseman Roberto Alomar, who earned more than 90 percent of the vote in his second year on the ballot.

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Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar Voted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

After a lengthy build-up, the results of the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame voting are in. And, according to the announcement by Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson on the MLB Network, Cooperstown is about to have its two newest members.

A surprisingly high 581 voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America have chosen to elect Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar into Cooperstown. Alomar received 523 votes (90.0%) in his second year on the ballot, while Blyleven received 463 votes (79.7%) in his 14th year on the ballot. Alomar and Blyleven received 73.7% and 74.2% support last year, respectively.

Missing the 75% cut-off were Barry Larkin and, further below him, Jack Morris, Lee Smith, and Jeff Bagwell. The full results table, courtesy of the BBWAA website:

Name  Votes  Pct.
Roberto Alomar  523 90.00%
Bert Blyleven  463 79.70%
Barry Larkin  361 62.10%
Jack Morris  311 53.50%
Lee Smith  263 45.30%
Jeff Bagwell  242 41.70%
Tim Raines  218 37.50%
Edgar Martinez  191 32.90%
Alan Trammell  141 24.30%
Larry Walker  118 20.30%
Mark McGwire  115 19.80%
Fred McGriff  104 17.90%
Dave Parker  89 15.30%
Don Mattingly  79 13.60%
Dale Murphy  73 12.60%
Rafael Palmeiro  64 11.00%
Juan Gonzalez  30 5.20%
Harold Baines  28 4.80%
John Franco  27 4.60%
Kevin Brown  12 2.10%
Tino Martinez  6 1.00%
Marquis Grissom  4 0.70%
Al Leiter  4 0.70%
John Olerud  4 0.70%
B.J. Surhoff  2 0.30%
Bret Boone  1 0.20%
Benito Santiago  1 0.20%
Carlos Baerga  0 0.00%
Lenny Harris  0 0.00%
Bobby Higginson  0 0.00%
Charles Johnson  0 0.00%
Raul Mondesi  0 0.00%
Kirk Rueter  0 0.00%
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