There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today in Cooperstown, NY.
Hartnett: Slick-Fielding First Basemen Don Mattingly, Keith Hernandez Are Glaring Hall Of Fame Omissions
Two of the dominant players of the 1980’s and Big Apple baseball legends Don Mattingly and Keith Hernandez have been overlooked by Hall of Fame voters over the years and deserve reconsideration.
From the humble beginnings of baseball in 1839, reporters and statisticians have tried to “tell the story of baseball”. What “happens” at a baseball game can be expressed in words, and yet must be explained in numbers.
The baseball writers voted two players, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday – but the story here is those that did not make the cut.
Do you think the baseball Hall of Fame voters made a respectable stand against players under the ‘steroid cloud’ on Wednesday, or do candidates like Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro deserve enshrinement in Cooperstown?
All-Star sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire and Juan Gonzalez didn’t come close in Wednesday’s election. No telling if they ever will, either, after Hall voters sent a clear message: The drug cloud isn’t going to cover Cooperstown.
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Alomar and Blyleven were chosen Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after narrow misses last year.
Roberto Alomar’s wife has accused the former baseball star in divorce papers of having unprotected sex with her despite knowing that he is HIV-positive.