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Hall of Fame needs to rethink its ballot

Originally Published: July 20, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Bert Blyleven pitched his last major league game in 1992. He appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 1998, and 17.5 percent of the baseball writers voted for him. The next year his total dropped to 14 percent (lower than Minnie Minoso that year). The baseball writers finally voted Blyleven into the Hall of Fame this past winter, 13 years after he first was on the ballot and 19 years after he threw his last pitch in the majors.

And what exactly did Blyleven do to ...

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