Two former Cleveland Indians stars have been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., this afternoon. Pitcher Bert Blyleven and 2B Roberto Alomar got the call today after the official vote was made public.â†µ
Blyleven spent 4+ seasons with the Indians - from 1981-1985 when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins. He went 48-37 with the Indians. For his career, Blyleven won 287 games in 685 starts, completing 242. He finished just 67 votes shy of enshrinement last year.â†µ
As for Alomar, he spent three seasons with the Tribe (1999-2001), when he was considered the best second baseman in baseball. For his career, Alomar was a .300 hitter over his 17 seasons, including a career best .336 in 2001 with the Indians. He was traded to the New York Mets before the 2002 season.â†µ
Congrats to both of these former Indians on their enshrinement.