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Time is now for Blyleven to enter Hall

Will 13th year on the ballot finally be the charm for right-hander? It sure should be

Originally Published: January 4, 2010
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

This isn't the first time I've pleaded the case for Bert Blyleven's election to the Hall of Fame, but I'm crossing my fingers it will be the last.

Blyleven finished 67 votes shy of the 405 necessary for election last year. Convincing 67 stubborn baseball writers of anything beyond the value of the Marriott rewards program can be challenging, but the stats actually favor Blyleven. The 67 votes represented 12.3 percent of last year's total, and according to ESPN Stats & Information, ...

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