Former Indians great Omar Vizquel releases statement on HOF snub

Former Indians great Omar Vizquel releases statement on HOF snub
Cliff Lee, Omar Vizquel and Manny Ramirez have made the 2020 HOF Ballot (Source: The Associated Press)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Omar Vizquel came up short again for the Baseball Hall of Fame and seems to be at peace with the snub.

Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glove shortstop, released a statement Wednesday night after getting just 49.1% of the vote in balloting announced Tuesday.

To qualify for induction, a player must get a minimum of 75 percent.

Vizquel’s HOF chances were expected to be damaged by domestic abuse allegations lodged by his wife.

Vizquel, 53, played 24 seasons in the major leagues for 6 different teams, including Cleveland.

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