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Indians First Base Coach Sandy Alomar Jr. Speaks on Omar Vizquel not making Hall of Fame

On Wednesday the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for their voting in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame were revealed.

The following players will be joining other greats in baseball in Cooperstown; Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman.

In order to get into the MLB Hall of Fame, you need to receive 317 votes form the BBWAA., a total of 422 ballots were cast.

Omar Vizquel joined former teammate Jim Thome on the ballot this year but Vizquel received 156 votes, meaning that this year the former Indians All-Star shortstop will not be heading to Cooperstown just yet.

Current Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. played catcher for Cleveland during the 90s, which also happened to be during the same time frame as Thome and Vizquel.

Alomar Jr. had the following to say about Thome making it into the Hall of Fame:

The Indians former catcher also had a take on Vizquel not making it into Cooperstown this go around:

 

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Regina Hughes

    January 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Omar should have been in Cooperstown alongside Thome. I am livid with the voters that they overlooked his tenure and the ability to make great plays. He was a master to watch. his ability to make DP’s look effortless. His play was what legends are made of.

  2. Steaven Kent Rohn

    January 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Greatest shortstop that I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch!!!! HOF unbelievable

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