Wednesday, January 6, 2010
In a stunning surprise, Andre Dawson is the only former baseball player elected to the Hall of Fame in this year's balloting. Dawson was the only player to reached the required 75% total with 77.9%.
Bert Blyleven, despite 287 wins, missed by just .8%. Roberto Alomar, in his first year of eligibility, inexplicably fell short with 73.7%.
To make matters worse, five ballots from the Baseball Writers Association of America (BWAA) were returned completely blank.
Congrats to "The Hawk", but bad job by the BWAA.