No Roberto Alomar, no Barry Larkin. But Andre Dawson got into the Hall of Fame today, receiving 77.9 percent of the votes. So congratulations to him on the ultimate achievement. Bert Blyleven fans have reason to be optimistic, as he received 74.2 percent of the vote. If those five writers who submitted blank ballots had voted for Bert, he’d have been in. It sounds like next year is a strong possibility.
Also of note, Alomar got 73.7 percent, so he should be in next year. Jack Morris received 52.3 percent, Barry Larking got 51.6 percent, Lee Smith got 47.3 percent, and Edgar Martinez got 32.5 percent. Don Mattingly continues his pursuit with just 16.1 percent of the ballot. Sorry, Donnie, but there is no HOF in your future.