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Bert Blyleven


2-period MLB All-Star pitcher as an associate from the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was inducted in to the Football Hall of Popularity in 2011. He starred on his Santiago SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL baseball group in California, and was drafted with the Minnesota Twins straight after graduation. He treasured playing useful jokes on his teammates by occasionally placing their shoelaces burning. He was nicknamed “The Frying Dutchman.” He previously two children along with his wife Gayle. He earned a global Series name while playing alongside Hall of Popularity middle fielder Kirby Puckett.

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Full Name Bert Blyleven
Date Of Birth April 6, 1951
Place Of Birth Zeist, Netherlands
Profession Baseball Player
Education Santiago High School
Nationality American, Dutch
Spouse Gayle Blyleven
Children David Blyleven, Royle Blyleven
Parents Joe Blyleven, Jenny Blyleven
Star Sign Aries

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1Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.
2287 Wins (25th All Time), 6.7 Strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (86th All Time), 4,970 innings pitched (13th All Time), 3,701 Strikeouts (5th All Time), 685 Games Started (9th All Time), 242 Complete Games (91st All Time), 60 Shutouts (9th All Time) and 20,491 Batters Faced (13th All Time).
3Drafted by Minnesota Twins in 3rd round of 1969 MLB amateur draft.
4Pitcher for Minnesota Twins (1970-1976 and 1985-1988), Texas Rangers (1976-1977), Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-1980), Cleveland Indians (1981-1985) and California Angels (1989-1990 and 1992).
5Member of 1970 American League Western Division Champion Minnesota Twins team. Member of 1979 World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates team. Member of 1987 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins team.
6Finished 7th in voting for 1973 American League Cy Young Award. Finished 3rd in voting in 1984 and 1985. Finished 4th in voting in 1989.
7Named to 2 American League All Star Teams (1973 and 1985).



Taking Care of Business1990Bert Blyleven



Mike & Mike2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Telephone Interviewee
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Twins Live2007TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
1987 American League Championship Series1987TV SeriesHimself - Minnesota Twins Pitcher
1985 MLB All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1979 World Series Video: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles1979VideoHimself - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher
1979 National League Championship Series1979TV SeriesHimself - Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher
1973 MLB All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1970 American League Championship Series1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Minnesota Twins Pitcher

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