After missing out on making the Baseball Hall of Fame by a small handful of votes in 2010, both Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar have been elected to the Hall in 2011, where they will be enshrined along with Pat Gillick. For the third straight year, the MLB Network will have coverage of the induction ceremony, and MLB.com will provide a live stream for Internet-only viewers.
Blyleven has finally made the hall of fame in his 14th appearance on the ballot, while Alomar has been elected after just his second year on the ballot. There was never any doubt that Alomar would get to Cooperstown some day, but it seemed last season that a number of writers were reluctant to give him the honor of being a first ballot Hall of Famer.
The induction ceremony starts at 12:30 P.M. ET on the MLB Network, and will be preceded by an MLB Tonight preview show.