Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar will join the list of immortal baseball players on Sunday when they will be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Both players are being inducted, but not without controversy—Bert for his career numbers and Roberto for his flair and on and off the field issues.
Bert was never a statistical monster during his big league career. His best year was in 1985 when he was a workhorse for the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. He compiled 293.2 innings pitched, 206 strikeouts, 24 complete games, started 37 games but had a win-loss record of 17-16.
Roberto's abilities were never questioned, but the four-time Silver Slugger's attitude was.