January 5, 2011

Bert Blyleven, Hall of Famer

In his 14th year and second-to-last chance on the ballot Bert Blyleven is finally a Hall of Famer and on July 24 will officially take his rightful place in Cooperstown (alongside Roberto Alomar and Pat Gillick) after receiving 79.7 percent of the votes from Baseball Writers Association of America members. And with 2,567 of his 4,970 innings, 2,035 of his 3,701 strikeouts, and 149 of his 287 wins coming in Minnesota his plaque will feature Blyleven wearing a Twins hat.

About time. Hopefully he'll dust off that shirt for the induction ceremony.