There's room for Blyleven in Hall

Bert Blyleven wasn't an all-time great pitcher -- he's just a cut below that standard. But he, no doubt, deserves a spot in Cooperstown.

Originally Published: December 29, 2005
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

I can certainly understand why many writers don't vote for Bert Blyleven on their Hall of Fame ballots. I didn't vote for him for several years, either.

And every time I sealed the envelope and mailed my ballot without placing a check next to his name, I was left with such a nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach it was as if I had actually eaten a Yankee Stadium hot dog. Each year, that feeling grew worse and worse until two years ago when I finally decided to vote for him. And after doing ...

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