January 06, 2011

The Hall of Bert

News Item: Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Bert's induction is wonderful news, and a sign that the statistical revolution is finally starting to pay dividends. The only remaining question is, will Bert drop trou during his convention speech?

As for Robbie, I believe he's the first player in the Hall of Fame whose entire career happened during my lifetime as a baseball fan. I guess Puckett, Ripken, Gwynn, Brett, Sandberg and a few others started playing a little bit before I was a fan.

That said, Jeff Bagwell absolutely should be a Hall of Famer, as should Barry Larkin.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 6, 2011 04:14 PM
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