Blyleven falls 5 votes shy of Hall of FameDawson elected, Alomar comes close
NEW YORK - Former Expos and Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson has been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, while former Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven and former Blue Jays infielder Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning baseball's highest honor.
Dawson received 420 of 539 votes in voting announced Wednesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, 15 more than the 75 per cent necessary to gain election. The eight-time all-star, appearing on the ballot for the ninth time, had fallen 44 votes short last year.
Blyleven had 400 votes, up from 338 last year, but fell five votes shy of election. Blyleven will be on the ballot for two more years.
Alomar received 397 votes in his first appearance and was followed by Jack Morris, a former Twins, Tigers and Blue Jays pitcher, with 282.