Early Returns Favor Blyleven

One of my favorite December and January blog activities last year was checking out Baseball Think Factory’s website and its “Hall of Fame Ballot Gathering Machine.” The website takes the ballots posted online by writers that vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame and combines them to figure out percentages and see who is on…
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A Gut-wrenching Good Day For Blyleven

Though he came up five votes short of induction, former Minnesota Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven made a huge stride Wednesday toward reaching the Baseball Hall of Fame. Blyleven finished at 74.2 percent of the votes, with 75 percent needed for induction. The highest percentage any player has ever gotten without eventually reaching the Hall of…
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Blyleven Update

Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven might be getting that call tomorrow that he’s been waiting for during the last 13 years that he’s been on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Blyleven, who is pretty outspoken regarding his own candidacy, has dropped some in the voting since baseballthinkfactory.org started tracking writers’ ballots that have…
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