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Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame; Dale Murphy, Fred McGriff Eligible For 2012 Ballots

The Baseball Hall of Fame's 2011 voting results are in, and as expected former Atlanta Braves greats Dale Murphy and Fred McGriff did not earn the required number of votes to enter the Hall. Players must appear on 75 percent of ballots -- Murphy showed up on 12.6 percent, and McGriff on 17.9 percent. Both are eligible to give it another shot next year, as they're above the five percent cutoff.

Second baseman Roberto Alomar is in with a very high 90 percent, and pitcher Bert Blyleven, pride of the Internet, collected 79.7 percent. Looks like we'll get at least one more year of complaining about Murphy not making it into the Hall of Fame and declaring that at least he's in the Nice Guy Hall of Fame.

Alomar played a few stints in the NL, with the San Diego Padres, New York Mets, but played most of his career in the AL. He played more years with the Toronto Blue Jays than he did with any other team. And Blyleven's entire 22-year career was in the AL except for a three-year term with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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