Friday, January 15, 2010

2010 Hall of Fame Elections

We here at The Hrbek List would like to express our deepest condolences to Hrbek Listers Bert Blyleven (#23) and Jack Morris (#11), neither of whom were voted by the writers into the Hall of Fame this year.

Blyleven has been eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame since 1998 and is the only retired pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts not to have been voted in. He is fifth on the all-time strikeout list, ninth on the all-time shutout list and once said the word "fuck" twice during a live on air broadcast in his capacity as play by play announcer for the Minnesota Twins. This year, he received 74.2% of the ballot, missing induction by only 5 votes. It was the closest vote ever.

Morris has been eligible since 2000. He is the winningest pitcher of the 1980's and is most remembered for this three starts in the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. During those starts, he went 2-0 including a 10 inning Game 7 shutout that clinched the series for the Twins. Morris was named MVP. He is also a Mormon.

Here's wishing you much better luck next year, Bert. Jack Morris can eat some shit. Go Braves.

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