Thursday, January 6, 2011

More of Blyleven in Baseball Hall of Fame

"I never would have believed that one of my balls would be in the Hall of Fame."

Bert Blyleven, Cleveland Indians' pitcher, uttered this statement when handed the microphone during an 1985 Opening Day ceremony on the field in Cleveland Stadium with 70,000+ fans on hand.  It was a ceremony honoring an achievement of his having a baseball used in one of his 1984 games added to the Hall of Fame archives.  I was among the Indians fans in the stands that day who listened, laughed, and remembered.

Now, with his election yesterday to the Baseball Hall of Fame, more than just one of his baseballs will be there.

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