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Bert still not circled

Posted at 1:12 PM on January 12, 2009 by Than Tibbetts (3 Comments)

Ricky Henderson, baseball's most prolific run-scorer and base-stealer, has been elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot, and Jim Rice gets in on his 15th and final try.

Meanwhile, Bert Blyleven, baseball's most prolific telestrator operator and 10th most losingest pitcher, will have to wait another year.

Bert told the Pioneer Press that he
wasn't expecting to be elected
.

Last year Blyleven stayed home with his wife, Gayle, and watched the results on television.

"We just kind of looked at each other after I was in fourth place," Blyleven said, "and I said we'll never do that again."

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