A pair of former Indians stars is among the three men celebrated on this date at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ex-Indians infielder Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven are joined by longtime Toronto, Baltimore, Seattle, and Philadelphia general manager Pat Gillick in the annual inductions in Cooperstown, New York.
It has been more than a few years since the Cleveland Indians organization last saw one of its own recognized for his contributions to the game with a spot in Cooperstown, New York, in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were recognized by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in January of 2011 with their selections for the Hall. Their paths to baseball immortality took different courses and spanned much different eras, but each ended up earning baseball’s top honor. Despite playing in Cleveland decades apart, the two Hall of Famers’ pasts were uniquely entwined with one another.
A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.
Alomar achieves the honor in just his second year of eligibility. He was a 12-time All-Star and ten-time …
1985 – The Cleveland Indians send the oft-injured and recent American League All-Star pitcher Bert Blyleven back to the team that drafted him in a five-player swap with the Minnesota Twins.
The “Frying Dutchman” spent parts of his first seven …