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Roberto Alomar fails to make 2010 HOF class 

In his first attempt to join the MLB Hall of Fame, former Padre Roberto Alomar fell just short of the required 75 percent to make the Hall.


In the tightest finish in Hall of Fame voting history, Bert Blyleven finished just five votes short with 74.2 percent of the vote, and Roberto Alomar registered the most votes ever for a first-year candidate without getting elected with 73.7 percent, finishing eight votes short with 397.

Alomar was a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove second baseman, who batted .300 with 2,724 hits during a 17-year career for seven teams. He came up in San Diego with the Padres in 1988 and played three seasons there before being traded to the Blue Jays where he played another five, winning the World Series in 1992 and ’93.

The amount of votes for a first year candidate is encouraging.