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Encyclopedia > Bert Blyleven
Bert Blyleven
Starting pitcher
Born: April 6, 1951 (1951-04-06) (age 56)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 5, 1970
for the Minnesota Twins
Final game
October 4, 1992
for the California Angels
Career statistics
Wins     287
ERA     3.31
Strikeouts     3701
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (AL): 1973, 1985
  • AL Western Division Champion: 1970, 1987
  • NL Eastern Division Champion: 1979
  • World Series champion: 1979, 1987
  • Led AL in Strikeout to Walk in 1971 (3.80), 1973 (3.85) and 1986 (3.71)
  • Led AL in Shutouts in 1973 (9), 1985 (5) and 1989 (5)
  • Led AL in WHIP (1.065) in 1977
  • Led AL in Strikeouts (206), Games Started (37), Complete Games (24) and Batters Faced (1,203) in 1985
  • Led AL in Innings in 1985 (293 ⅔) and 1986 (271 ⅔)
  • Ranks 26th on MLB Career Wins List (287)
  • Ranks 90th on MLB Career Games List (692)
  • Ranks 13th on MLB Career Innings List (4,970)
  • Ranks 5th on MLB Career Strikeouts List (3,701)
  • Ranks 11th on MLB Career Games Started List (685)
  • Ranks 91st on MLB Career Complete Games List (242)
  • Ranks 9th on MLB Career Shutouts List (60)
  • Ranks 45th on MLB Career Strikeout to Walk List (2.80)
  • Ranks 13th on MLB Career Batters Faced List (20,491)

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Baseball career

Blyleven, who was born in the Netherlands but raised in Southern California, became interested in baseball as a young boy watching Sandy Koufax pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Blyleven was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the third round in 1969, and after a brief stint in the minor leagues he was called up by the Twins on June 2, 1970. In his first season, his sharp curveball helped him to ten victories and he was named AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News. This article is about the region of Southern California. ... This article is about the sport. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


However, Blyleven's early career with the Twins was not always pleasant as he was hounded by critics and fans and suffered with a dismal Minnesota Twins team. Becoming more vocal, Blyleven was traded to the Texas Rangers on June 1, 1976. He pitched well with the Rangers, having a 2.76 ERA in his first season and throwing a no-hitter against the California Angels on September 22, 1977, just two weeks after being sidelined with a groin injury. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ...


On December 8, 1977, Blyleven and John Milner were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of the first four-team trade in Major League Baseball history. With the Pirates, he led the team in ERA, strikeouts and complete games in 1978 and helped them to a World Series victory in 1979. is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world. ... John David Milner (December 28, 1949 - January 4, 2000), also nicknamed The Mighty Hammer, was a left fielder/first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets (1971-77), Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-81, 1982) and Montreal Expos (1981-82). ... This article is about the baseball team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ...


However, Blyleven became disgruntled with the Pirates and threatened to retire during the 1980 season if he was not traded. Eventually, the Pirates did trade him to the Cleveland Indians on December 9, 1980. Blyleven sat out most of the 1982 season with an elbow injury and struggled again in 1983, but came back in 1984 with one of his best seasons: a 19-7 record with a 2.87 ERA. He missed a second 20-win season that year when he was forced to miss a couple of starts after breaking his foot when joking around in the bullpen. Blyleven was unhappy playing for the lackluster Indians and forced a trade back to the Twins, where he passed the 3,000-strikeout mark and helped the Twins to a 1987 World Series victory. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ...


Blyleven went to the California Angels in 1989 and pitched a 2.73 ERA for a 17-5 record in his first season, but he missed the entire 1991 season following rotator cuff surgery. He came back in 1992 but was mostly unproductive, going 8-12 with a 4.74 ERA. He retired following that season with a career 287-250 record with 3,701 strikeouts (only thirteen other pitchers have at least 3,000 career strikeouts) and a 3.31 ERA. He tried out for the Twins again in the spring of 1993 but did not make the squad, making his retirement official. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... The rotator cuff (rotor cuff) is an anatomical term given to the group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ...


Blyleven is often considered to be the best eligible pitcher not yet in the Baseball Hall of Fame; his first year of eligibility was 1998 and if not elected, he will lose eligibility for the Writers' vote if still not elected after the 2012 ballot. If that happens, he can still enter the Hall of Fame through the Veterans Committee. He is the only retired member of the 3000 strikeout club not in the Hall of Fame. Though he received only 17.55% of the vote for Hall of Fame admission in 1998 (first year of eligibility), by 2006 this total had increased to 53.33%. In 2007 Blyleven's total dipped to 47.7% (75% is the minimum required for admission to the Hall). Because of his long association with the club, it is believed that if elected to the Hall, Blyleven would enter as a Minnesota Twin[citation needed]. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Commentating career

In 1996, Blyleven became a color commentator for the Twins. Early in the 2002 season, during a quiet portion of a Twins game, he circled a fan carrying a sign in the stands of the Metrodome on his telestrator, and signs reading "Circle Me, Bert" (or variants thereupon) quickly became popular phenomenon at the stadium, continuing to the present. Blyleven's commentary is frequently risqué for a baseball broadcast, a fact which seems to cause play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer no small amount of discomfort (see below). The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The telestrator is a device that allows its operator to draw a freehand sketch over a motion picture image. ... Circle Me, Bert is a popular sign raised by fans of the Minnesota Twins. ... Dick Bremer is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports Net. ...

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Off-color comments

Blyleven has been known to make off-color remarks during some Twins television broadcasts. Play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer frequently responds to these comments with silence or with an attempt to change the subject. Dick Bremer is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports Net. ...

  • During a 2006 broadcast, the topic of conversation with a guest shifted from George Brett to singing in the shower. Blyleven mentioned that he had showered with Brett, and the guest expressed surprise. Blyleven exclaimed "Well, there were other guys there! ... although they did say not to bend over."[1]
  • During the pregame show on September 3, 2006, Blyleven twice used the word "fuck" while he was live on air after getting caught up in his words during commentary. Blyleven stopped his commentary and muttered "We're gonna do this fuckin' thing over again, cause I just fucked it up." Upon being told by fellow broadcaster Anthony LaPanta (who was filling in for Bremer) that they were actually broadcasting live, Blyleven said "Oh we're live? I didn't know that." In the first inning of the game, he apologized. Blyleven was originally suspended by the network for two telecasts but was then suspended three additional games. During his suspension, fans were occasionally spotted holding "Free Bert" signs at the Metrodome. Video of Blyleven's on-air mishap.[3]
  • During the 2007 season, Blyleven and Bremer were discussing bowling, and Bremer said he had his name on several bowling shirts. Blyleven's response: "So you have 'Dick' on your shirt?" [4]

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Circle Me, Bert

Circle Me, Bert is a popular sign raised by fans of the Minnesota Twins. Fans hope that broadcaster Bert Blyleven will spot their sign and circle them on television with his telestrator. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The telestrator is a device that allows its operator to draw a freehand sketch over a motion picture image. ...


Use of Bert's "Circle Machine" is an honor rarely extended to his broadcast partner Dick Bremer. Blyleven did allow Bremer to use the telestrator on August 5, 2006. "For heaven's sake, let me circle my daughter," Dick pleaded. Blyleven then permitted Bremer to circle his daughter, who was in the crowd at the Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium. Again, on August 16, 2006, Blyleven permitted Bremer to use the Circle Machine but was less than thrilled when Bremer drew a peanut shape around a fan's head. Fans have responded to these sorts of incidents by creating new signs for Bremer involving other shapes, including "Triangle Me, Dick" and "Rhombus Me, Dick." Dick Bremer is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports Net. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... A triangle. ... Two rhombi. ...


Starting in 2005, fans that are circled have a chance to win $100 in Minnesota State Lottery tickets as part of the promotion called Winner's Circle. Official Logo Minnesota State Lottery is the official lottery association for the state of Minnesota. ...


Other comments

  • Blyleven is known to invoke "old school" thinking about pitching strategy, particularly about the tendency to remove starting pitchers once they have passed the 100-pitch count. He will sometimes say, "What happens to you if you exceed 100 pitches? Do you explode?" with no apparent irony. Blyleven, who pitched many complete games in his career, was also among the leaders in home runs allowed, and twice led the league in giving up the "big bang".
  • Blyleven is also known to work reminders of his own birthday date into the game discussion.
  • In a 2007 broadcast, Blyleven and Bremer were attempting to locate Two Harbors, MN. Bert stated that the town is, "between Three Harbors and One Harbor."
  • On June 19, 2007, on the team bus to a game at the New York Mets, Bert said he would have his head shaved if that night's starting pitcher, Johan Santana, threw a complete-game shutout. The Twins won, 9-0, and Santana went the distance. Santana shaved Blyleven's head the following day.

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Miscellanea

  • Blyleven appeared as himself in the 1990 Jim Belushi film "Taking Care of Business".[5] During a 2006 broadcast, Blyleven forgot the name of the movie and had to be reminded by a technician in the broadcast booth.
  • Gave up Bob Horner's first major league home run.
  • He also gave up a home run on the 1st pitch of Jay Bell's career. Ironically, the Twins traded Bell to the Indians in the same deal that brought Blyleven to Minnesota.
  • Blyleven was one of baseball's most notorious dugout pranksters during his playing days. He earned the moniker "Frying Dutchman" by frequently setting fire to his teammates shoelaces, a practical joke known as a "hot-foot."

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Career statistics

W L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER R HR BB SO WP HBP
287 250 .534 3.31 692 685 242 60 0 4970 4632 1830 2029 430 1322 3701 114 155

In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball statistics, games started (denoted by GS) is credited to a pitcher who throws the very first pitch to the opposing team of a single game. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... In baseball, a wild pitch (WP) is charged to a pitcher when a pitch is too high, too low, or too wide of home plate for the catcher to field capably, thereby allowing one or more runners to advance or to score. ... In baseball, being hit by a pitch refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. ...

See also

In Major League Baseball, the 3000 strikeout club is an informal term applied to the group of pitchers who have struck out 3000 or more batters in their careers. ... The following is the list of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins. ... Major League Baseball recognizes strikeout champions in the American League and National League each season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball, a strikeout occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... This is a list of no-hitters in Major League Baseball history. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.deadspin.com/sports/baseball/question-seems-perfectly-logical-to-us-177650.php (12:19 PM comment)
  2. ^ Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis) - June 2, 2006, see also http://www.10000takes.com/2006/06/post_6.html
  3. ^ Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis) - Sept 3, 2006, see also http://www.startribune.com/509/story/653772.html, http://www.startribune.com/509/story/654047.html
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-8ZiWXL5hM
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103035/

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Bert Blyleven (643 words)
Bert Blyleven was and still is the only native Dutchman to have made a successful career, as measured by quality of play, in American professional baseball.
Blyleven played for the Minnesota Twins from 1970 to 1976, for the Texas Rangers from 1976 to 1977, for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1978 to 1980, for the Cleveland Indians from 1981 to 1985, for the Minnesota Twins again from 1985 to 1988, and for the California Angels from 1989 to 1992.
Bert Blyleven was born in Zeist, The Netherlands on April 6, 1951.
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