Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blyleven An Immortal

Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame today. Blyleven became the first full-time starting pitcher elected to the Hall since Nolan Ryan in 1999.

Blyleven had a 22-season career that began in 1970 with the Twins, Rangers, Pirates, Indians and Angels. He was a member of two World Series-winning teams: The 1979 "We Are Family" Pirates and the '87 Twins.

Over those two decades, he was 287-250 with a 3.31 ERA, 60 shut-outs and 3,701 K's in 4,970 innings of work spread over 685 starts (692 appearances).

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