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Bert Blyleven

Bert Blyleven (born Rik Aalbert Blijleven, April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from to , and was best known for his curveball.

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This Date in History (1944): C Manny Sanguillen is born. Traded to CLE w/Bert Blyleven from PIT after '80 yr; released 2 mos later.
FELIZ CUMPLEANO.HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a MAGNIFICO Roberto Alomar, at the young age of 45 years old is the third MAGNIFICO from Puerto Rico inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The second son of former Major League infielder Sandy Alomar, Sr. and younger brother of Sandy Alomar, Jr., Roberto played 16 amazing years with the Padres, Blue Jays, Orioles, Indians, Mets, White Sox, Diamondbacks and White Sox. Roberto was meant for destiny since his early days in Salinas. As soon as school ended Roberto would join his dad for the summer. In 1974, 75 and 76 Sandy, Sr. played for the New York Yankees and Roberto had Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles, Willie Randolph, Lou Piniella, Gene Michael, Catfish Hunter, Felipe Alou, Bobby Bonds, Eduardo Figueroa and fellow future Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Bert Blyleven and *** Perry as his mentors. In his 16 year career, Alomar was voted to the All-Star Game 12 times, won 2 World Series, 10 Gold Gloves, 4 Silver Slugger Awards, American League Cha ...
Wow, they said Bert Blyleven threw the best curve ever.
Having Bruno Mars play the Super Bowl half-time show is like letting Bert Blyleven into the MLB Hall of Fame.
Its the 2nd round of first draft in baseball history in 1965, the Yankees decide they want an infielder from Capron Oklahoma high school, Danny Thompson. Thompson who was born in Wichita Kansas, decides not to sign with the Yankees, instead plays college baseball at Oklahoma State. Thompson would be 67 today, but die at the young age of 29, weeks after 1976 season. In 1967, he is drafted by the Reds and once again, they are not able to get his name on a piece of paper. Its January secondary draft of 1968, he is drafted by the Washington Senators. He breaks in with the Twins in 1970 and plays in the ALCS. He plays for the Twins thru part of 1976 season. He and Bert Blyleven are traded to the Texas Rangers for Mike Cubbage, Jim Gideon, Bill Singer, Roy Smalley and $250,000. He finishes the season with the Rangers and passes away because of leukemia in December of 1976
I would say more of a Bert Blyleven, but that's fair
I love baseball. I love watching baseball. -Bert Blyleven
compared to Tom Seaver, Bert Blyleven or Timmy's efforts.
The only question being, would Bert Blyleven be the one farting, or the one lighting the fart?
Got this in the mail today from my parents. Signed by Bert Blyleven! So cool!
Hey everyone! Don't forget the Twins Winter Caravan will be at Cloquet Ford Chrysler today! Taco Johns will provide free tacos at noon and the Twins arrive shortly there after! Courtesy of WMOZ-FM your FM Twins Station!!! Come join us! Terry Steinbach, Bert Blyleven, Trevor Plouffe and Anthony Swarzak!
Twins Caravan this morning at Michael's on the Course in Virginia. It'll feel warmer talking baseball than watching the weather! Bert Blyleven, Terry Steinbach, Trevor Plouffe, Anthony Swarzak, and T.C. 10:00 - 10:30 Silent Auction -- 10:30 free program and a chance to talk some Twins baseball!!
I get to meet Bert Blyleven, Terry Steinbach, Trevor Plouffe, and Anthony Swarzak in 2 hours... So Pumped!!!
Twins Winter Caravan will make a stop tomorrow at The Brickyard 12:15- scheduled to appear - Bert Blyleven, Anthony Swarzak, Trevor Plouffe and Terry Steinbach
Twins Caravan will be at Webber Ford in Detroit Lakes at 1:30 Today say hi to Anthony Swarzak,Trevor Plouffe,Terry Steinbach,Bert Blyleven
This is a very sad day. I have so many fond memories of The Dome. Watching the Twins and Gophers play. Having my picture taken with Bruno after he called Geoff and I over the rope at fan appreciation day, to the displeasure of security. Witnessing Bert Blyleven's most famous "call" in '86 when he said the Twins would win it all the next year. Seeing a monster truck rally. Going to Twins Fest, only to be recognized by Torii Hunter from when he was in Winona. Playing third base there my junior year in high school. Getting blown out of the stadium as you exited. Seeing what was supposed to be the last Twins game, only to have game 163 played there 2 days later... Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome, you were ugly, impersonal and we all complained about you. But you were home.
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I had a great day of golf with Camp Commish and Baseball HOF member, Bert Blyleven. And yes, he kicked by posterior! Can't think of a better way to spend a day! Headed home tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing many of you at TwinsFest next weekend!
If history is any indicator, I would place my bet on Bert Blyleven being involved somehow.
Twins caravan is coming to the brickyard in Hibbing next Wednesday with bert blyleven,Terry Steinbach and a few others. I should go to get some autographs
I'll be more like Bert Blyleven. . But obvious UGA bias from DarWorld.
How is it Bert Blyleven has only been the head coach at Arkansas for one year and he's already making $4 million?
Bert Blyleven would've been great on American Idol except he's a little pitchy.
Although with that kinda of money u expect a firstblot HOFer which Kevin Appier, Bret Saberhagen and Bert Blyleven are not.
4 weeks 28 days - Spring Training will be here - 785 players have worn the number 28 in baseball history. For the 19 seasons, Bert Blyleven worn 28, the longest in baseball. 2nd for 18 seasons would be Vada Pinson. Tied for 3rd, 16 seasons, Sparky Lyle and Cesar Cedeno
Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven and Terry Steinbach coming to Ely, Mn on January 22. A stop on the Twins Caravan. Can't wait.
Bert's real name is Bertha Chipotle Store 315 Blyleven. His mother gave birth there after eating a burrito
hey it wasn't my decision to name my Chipotle chain "The Home of Bert Blyleven, Where He Eats All His Food"
that's what happens when you run nonstop Bert Blyleven contests, they all run together and you forget which is which
I liked it when Bert Blyleven threw the ball at the other team
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Pretty sure the record is 50 by Bert Blyleven.
Bert Blyleven allowed 50 HR in 1986 and 46 in 1987, more than Schilling's 37. Am I missing something?
... Didn't Bert Blyleven give up 50 homers in 1986?
My vote goes towards Bert Blyleven is in while Pete Rose, Joe Jackson are not.
Random Hall of Fame thoughts. Congrats to D. Brooks, J. Lynch and T. Dungy on making final 15. Brooks absolutely should be first ballot, Lynch may have to wait another year or two but will get in eventually. Baseball HOF sidebar. If Bert Blyleven is in the Hall Jack Morris sure as he'll should be., then again, Blyleven has no business in the Hall.
Jack Morris didn't get in the Hall of Fame. As a Tiger's fan he was one of the best but I can see why the writers didn't vote him in. He would have had the highest ERA of any pitcher in the HOF and during his career he was never like his peers Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Ron Guidry, Nolan Ryan, and the non-roids Roger Clemens but if Bert Blyleven got in I don't see how you can deny Jack Morris. But he was never a dominating pitcher over a period of 3-5 years that you need to be in the HOF and he didn't have numbers like Maddux and Glavine.
Jack Morris should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I can't believe he's not in already. It was bad enough the H.O.F took forever to induct Bert Blyleven!
Fun fact: prior to today's induction of Maddux and Glavine, only ONE starting pitcher has been enshrined in the baseball hall of fame who was born after Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier in 1947 - that man being Bert Blyleven, who almost didn't make it himself. An entire generation of starting pitchers is being severely under-represented in the HOF. Black Jack Morris deserved to be inducted.
Frank Thomas, Maddux and Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners who pitched the bulk of their careers for the Braves, were the favorites, but the 571 voters outdid themselves by also adding Thomas. It was the first time since 1999, when Robin Yount, Nolan Ryan and George Brett were elected, that the writers put three first-time eligibles into the Hall. Maddux, who won 355 games, the eighth-highest figure in Major League history, saw his name appear on 97.2 percent of the ballots, falling short of the all-time mark still held by Tom Seaver, who was elected on 98.84 percent of the vote in 1992. Glavine, who won 305 games, fourth-most among left-handers, was at 91.9 percent, and Thomas, a first baseman and designated hitter, who batted .301, hit 521 homers and amassed 1,704 RBIs in 19 seasons, 16 of them with the White Sox, finished at 83.7. "This has been a stressful 48 hours. I am so excited that I'm in the Hall of Fame," said Thomas. "This is something that I will have to sit back in the next three or four d ...
The BWAA has once again proved that Baseball and Halls of Fame in general are garbage. Jack Morris deserves the honor and the wait that Bert Blyleven had is ridiculous.
To the baseball writer (Ken Gurnick, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat reporter for MLB.com) who didn't vote for Greg Maddux to enter the 2014 MLB HoF class today: Mr. Gurnick gave as his only reason for voting solely for Jack Morris (it was Jack's 15th and final time on the ballot, so I won't fault him for that), was that '"As for those who played during the period of PED use (which he defines as starting in 1992), I won’t vote for any of them."' Really, Mr. Gurnick? By that same logic, you should return EVERY DIME of the money you were paid writing about baseball in the aforementioned "period of PED use". Maddux never had a Clemensian late-career uptick in numbers, no post-age-35 growth of head/hat size (I'm looking at you, Barry); his numbers were consistently good over a long period, then declined (you know, like normal athletes do). He never tried to blow hitters away with 100+ MPH heat, but with the control, placement, and movement that beat hitters just as much (if not more). Moreover, is the 'If the ...
Glad Maddux, Glavine and Thomas got in, but Biggio got screwed. As for Jack Morris, he's not a Hall of Famer. You can't use the excuse that the PED guys (Clemens, Bonds, Piazza, etc.) stole votes from him/logjammed him out of the Hall. He was on the ballot with his contemporaries like Tommy John, Bert Blyleven, Goose Gossage, Andre Dawson, Jim Rice, etc., for much of the 15 years he was eligible. He didn't become a popular vote until the PED backlash in the last few years. Jim Kaat and Tommy John have numbers similar or better to Morris and neither got in. To quote Ron Washington, "that's the way baseball go."
2010 -Andre Dawson, "The Hawk", is elected to the Hall of Fame getting 77.9% of the votes cast by the BBWAA. P Bert Blyleven and 2B Roberto Alomar fall agonizingly short of election, missing the honor by 5 and 8 votes respectively. Dawson, the 1987 National League MVP, played 21 seasons in the majors, principally with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs, hitting .279 with 438 home runs, 1591 RBI and 314 stolen bases
Game of the every team's best team from the 1970's project is officially in the books. Dave Parker's two run homer in the 1st started the rout, as Larry Christensen (3-4) was sent to the showers in the 2nd and the '79 Bucs rolled over the '77 Phils, 11-3. Bert Blyleven earned the W for the home squad to move his record to 4-3 on the campaign. Both teams now stand at 29-22 and in a tie for second place, 5.5 games back of the '79 Expos in the N.L. East.
from 1959 to 1983 Jim Kaat had one of the longest pitching careers ever in 25 years he won a very amazing 283 games and lost just 237 for a decent .537 winning percentage better than hall of famer bert blyleven. keep in mind that kaat was this awesome fielder. He won 16 gold gloves the most by a pitcher all consecutive. only greg maddux has as many. in fact he could be in the hall becasue he was so awesome flashing the leather as a pitcher. his loss total would have been lower had he played for better clubs he spent most of of his years with losing teams. He did finally reach the post season and did well at age 43. with the 82 cardinals going 5-3 with 2 saves. he won 20 or more game 3 times including a year in which he was only the second pitcher to wn 25 games and not with a cy young. in 1966 he went 25-13 with 304 inninngs pitched and 205 strikeouts. he also pitched in over 4,500 inning and had over 2,400 strikeouts.
I am in the midst of a project that sees each franchise represented by its best squad from the 1970's. This project is a full 162 per team season, which equates to 1,944 regular season games rolled when it's all said and done. I finished game a few minutes ago. Seeing as how tomorrow is a non work day due to the cold spell, I am saving game for tomorrow. These types of landmark games add to the fun factor in a big project such as this one. I'm in no rush to complete it and have no timetable laid out, but hitting important marks such as is a reminder that progress is being made toward the ultimate goal of finishing the entire project. I will post the results from game tomorrow, which will see the '77 Phillies (29-21) visiting the '79 Pirates (28-22). Larry Christensen (3-3, 2.79) will square off against Bert Blyleven (3-3, 2.80).
1/5/11: Bert Blyleven is elected to the as a member of the on his 14th try.
This date in history (2011): Former CLE players Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are voted into the Hall of Fame.
Spent the day playing baseball with Frank Viola, Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven, Ron Coomer, and a ton more.
January 5th, 2011-After narrowly missing induction last year, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are elected to the...
But if Bert Blyleven is in the Hall of Fame, you have to put Jack in there.
So based on this argument, Bert Blyleven was not a Hall of Famer, right?
I love it. Everyone campaigned for Bert Blyleven for Hall of Fame yet Jack Morris is being ridiculed when people campaigned for him.
the judges are the same fellows who put Bert Blyleven in the Hall of Fame I bet
Bert Blyleven and Harmon Killebrew at 68 and 67 on top 100 players list. Is he a closet Twins fan?
"One told me of a time when Blyleven, in front of a bunch of fans, pretended to poop out a candy bar and then ate it"
I love writing. His top 100 baseball player blogs are some of his best... .
OK, let's try again. No. 68 on my 100 greatest baseball players list with the REAL rookie card in it.
You may not agree with No. 68 on my 100 greatest players, but there are baseball cards in it, including
Twins Winter Caravan, Thursday 01/23: Bert Blyleven, Terry Steinbach, Trevor Plouffe, Anthony Swarczak, and Rob Antony, whom I’ve never heard of. Specific locations and times have not yet been announced.
if Bert Blyleven is in the HoF (and some argue Schilling for his WS), I think have to include Morris
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Bert Blyleven and Kent Hrbek signed baseballs. MORE Twins memorabilia will be posted soon :)
Three. Roberto Alomar (second base) Roberto Alomar Getty Images Sport Born: February 5, 1968, in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 2011, he was elected to the Hall of Fame (90% of the vote) together with pitcher Bert Blyleven. MVP of the American League Championship 1992 with the Toronto Blue Jays All-Star and 1998. He was selected to 12 star classic and won 10 Gold Gloves . Lifetime batted .300, with 2,724 hits, 210 homers and 474 stolen bases. One of the best Latin players of all time.
It is always difficult to make a selection of the top 10 players who have played in Major League Baseball, by country. In this case, account leave out Ruben Sierra, Jorge Posada receptors and Javier Lopez, Jose Valentin, Mike Lowell, Carlos Baerga, etc.. Here's our choice: 10. Vic Power (first base) Vic Power Born: November 1, 1927, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico His real name was Victor Felipe Pellot Pove, although a master Pove changed the name of his mother by the 'Power', with which he was known in the majors. On defense has been one of the best players of the first base to the point of winning seven Gold Gloves in a row between 1958 and 1964 in the American League . In 12 major league seasons he hit 126 home runs and 1,716 hits for .284. Selected to seven All-Star Games . 9. Carlos Beltran (Outfielder) Carlos Beltran Getty Images Sport Born: April 24, 1977, Manati, Puerto Rico In 212 fulfills its 15th season in the majors. Until last May 8, added 312 runs, while only 53 hits needed to arrive at 2,000 hits a ...
They changed their mind, rather stunningly, about Bert Blyleven. It can happen. Not with Chass, but with the rational ones
Bert Blyleven was the active career leader in WAR among all pitchers & batters after the 1990 and 1992 seasons.
Was expecting you to say the Twins were signing Bert Blyleven.
Happy New Year Bert & Blyleven family, may '14 be good to you all!
Happy New Year's to you all. Opening the vault today Happy Birthday to Robert Dennis Owchinko (born January 1, 1955) part of the Expos in 1986. Bob Owchinko is a former professional baseball pitcher. A left-handed pitcher, he played all or part of ten seasons in Major League Baseball, between 1976 and 1986, for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and Montreal Expos. With the Expos he pitched in 3 games for 15 innings. Owchinko , from where he was picked in the first round (5th overall) for the San Diego Padres in 1976. Over his career, he worked extensively as both a starter and in relief. In 1978,he won a career high 10 games with the San Diego Padres,along with posting career low average of 3.56. In 1979,he Appeared in a career high 42 games. In 1980,he was included in a six player trade on December 9th for Bert Blyleven and Manny Sanguillen.
1985 AL West Tourney Oakland 6 Minnesota 4 (10 innings) Oakland's Dwayne Murphy carried the A's past the Twins. His bases loaded double off Bert Blyleven tied the game in the 6th, and his bases loaded double off the dubious Twins closer Ron Davis in the 10th sealed it. Steve Ontiveros and Jay Howell combined to toss 5 2/3 IP of no-hit relief. Kansas City 7 Oakland 0 Speaking of no hitting, Bret Saberhagen allowed one lone infield single to Carney Lansford of the A's as the Royals won easily 7-0. A five run 2nd knocked A's starter Tim Birtsas out. Frank White added a 2-run homer in the 7th. The Royals clinch their automatic bid into the AL tournament.
Metrodome Memories: Bert Blyleven in 1987 defeating the Royals for a division tie, they'd clinch in Texas.
It's been a long time since I've been in the Metrodome in Minneapolis and as ill-suited a facility it is for almost everything you could think to do in it, every single time I was there was a good time. They weren't all World Series wins, but the place has a lot of memories. Bouncing super balls outside trying to reach the roof with Joe Anderson and Max Herrnberger, Stoney Hiljus stealing an autographed ball Bert Blyleven clearly meant to throw to me (they made Stoney a judge! He's a common thief!), game 6 in '87 screaming my head off with Joe as the Twins won on the backs of Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek and the mayhem around it with the Hamline crew after game 7. Performing at the various party tents for the Super Bowl and Final Four, sitting with my high school friends watching our friends and classmates win the 1987 State High School football championship inside of it and the times in the 90's I wandered in for a day game with a comic or two and being reminded that as broke as I was, I had my freedo .. ...
Throwing the first pitch, singing the National Anthem, getting autographs, getting mooned by Bert Blyleven
Adios Metrodome! I have some great memories there including my first ever MLB baseball game (Bert Blyleven v. Scott Erickson), working a concession stand for the Twins-White Sox game during their Division race in September 2003 with about 60,000 fans rockin the place, Twins-Red Sox in 2001 with two Nomar HR's (and about 10,000 fans - PA echo was so bad you could not hear who they were announcing at the plate), the Vikings-Titans game where I was all decked out in Packers gear, Vikings-Seahawks a few years back when Favre was on fire, and I also got to play ten baseball games on the same field as many legends, including a 6 AM game with the temp at about 95 to melt the snow on the dome. I probably won't miss you, but thank you for the memories!
TRIVIA-The answer tot he question of who are the two pitchers to give up 500 home runs in their career is Robin Roberts and Jamie Moyer. Per usual the two dependables in Larkin LAND Chris "Heavy Nettle" Nettleton and Jack "Clarence Clemmons aka the Bog Man" Passetto came thru with the correct answers. is there no stopping this dynamic duo. It is almost time to call in the reneforcements aka the ESPN Legend "The Schwab" This would be the Rumble in the Jungle( Don't you love it when I am bored LMAO?) Today's question: Of the following four pitchers who has NOT thrown a no hitter? Bert Blyleven, Steve Carlton, Vida Blue and Dwight Gooden? Come boys and girls lets get it on
At the 1977 MLB Winter Meetings the Pirates traded Al Oliver and acquired Bert Blyleven and John Milner.
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Have a problem with Bert "Numbers" Blyleven. I would take either of the guys I mentioned over him in a 1 game playoff.
agreed. I'd put Bert blyleven in there too. I'm just happy he made it to the HOF
And now.what you all have been waiting for! Below are the list of items up for bidding at the silent auction. Bidding will open at the start of the first game on Friday night and end sometime during the fourth quarter of the final game on Saturday. Please message in bids via the tourney FB page or by contacting Jenny Kislow. Dollar amounts listed are starting bids on the specific item: $50 Appleton getaway with hotel and reserved WI. Timber Rattlers baseball tickets $50 Tailgatez $50 GC, Freddy's Mexican $20 GC, $30 Taco John's GC $50 $50 Diamond Showcase GC, $25 Quality Foods IGA GC, 100-wing party at The Bar (four locations) $40 $25 2510 Restaurant GC, $20 Freddy's Mexican GC, $25 Quality Foods IGA GC $75 $50 Minocqua Brewing Co. GC & lodging GC at Best Western in Minocqua $75 $50 Headliners Salon GC, $20 El Tequila GC, $20 BB Jacks GC, $20 Heartbrakers Bar & Grill GC & $15 Dixie Lunch GC (Antigo area sponsors) $25 "I Will Survive" Inspirational Print, Caren(r) Original Bar Soap, Hand Cream & ...
And how about Herb Pennock, Bert Blyleven and Mike Morgan as pitchers with MLB wins in their teens and forties?
Baserunner Bert Blyleven tries to avoid a catcher's tag, bring back those stirrups!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to devalue its brand by the sheer number of mediocre artists that get nominated. Chic? Are you serious? Procol Harum? A one-hit wonder that never put out a solid album. I like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, but the only reason for them to be considered is the fact that they backed Dylan at his famous Newport Folk Festival appearance. Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett, and Rush are all marginal at best---sort of like the Bert Blyleven of Rock and Roll. The ones who deserve in: Albert King, Randy Newman, NWA, Public Enemy, and Donna Summer (although I rely on my kids on NWA and Public Enemy).
My Mom always wanted to marry Bert Blyleven.
Apparently it's a night for crazy baseball trades. In that same vein, I propose: Current Bert Blyleven and $10 million for Michael Wacha.
I got suckered into this, but as a somewhat honorable man I'll do this. Six things people rarely know about me: 1. I had the former Gov. Mickelson of SD wink at me when I was a kid and felt especially sad when he died in a plane crash. 2. I have relatives living in Colorado, Alabama, Illinois, and Ohio. 3. I've met Ice Cube, John Micheal Montgomery, Collective Soul, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Ben Stein, Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Johan Santana, Bert Blyleven, and Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. 4. I was at the 1999 NFC Championship Game when Gary Anderson missed "The Kick." 5. I don't really like scary movies. Mostly because I saw a lot of the classics when I was a kid. 6. I swore I'd never watch the movie "Titanic" when it came out...And I still haven't seen it to this day.
Okay...thanks Temre Sawyer Phipps And Dan Walsh, and Standard Fruit, etc... You have inspired me to add 12 random things about me that you may or may not know about me. Here we go... 1) I snorkeled once in Laguna Beach and while underwater randomly ran into Robert Englund aka Freddy Krueger) and he was wearing a speedo. 2) I used to go stunt flying with my Uncle Mark as a kid. (he was a stunt pilot for film) 3) My friend Robert Harrington And myself used to try to find the coolest elevators in So Cal and ride them for fun and had our own rating system (geeks) 4) I hung out with Jeremy Irons and Sean Astin 5) Richard Sherman took me to lunch at the Magic Castle. 6) I have body surfed a 10 foot wave (never ever do it again) 7) I have hiked to the top of Half Dome twice 8) I have climbed Mt. Whitney 9) I slammed against the Left Field wall as Baloo trying to catch a Home Run Hit by Donald Duck at Anaheim Stadium. 10) I hit a base hit off of Bert Blyleven with Lance Parrish behind the plate catching. 12) I sa ...
one of my faves from that period: Kent Hrbek, Frank Viola, Bert Blyleven(and that sweet curve ball)
Lincecum’s strikeout total through his first 7 seasons ranks as the 3rd-most, behind Tom Seaver (1,655) and Bert Blyleven (1,546).
Season Ticket Holders in our Owners Boardroom listening to our Chalk Talk w/Bert Blyleven thanks Bert
Bert Blyleven after last night's ALC clincher. "Take a good look, Twins. That may be you celebrating on the field next year." IALTO
I once met Bert Blyleven. Although Josh Hamilton would be my "biggest" celeb I've met.
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"Watch you guys watch. And take it all in" Bert Blyleven to the MN Twins. Yep. just get Gardy to 1000. Ffs
For those curious for the answer to yesterday's trivia question -- name the 7 former Twins players in the Hall of Fame -- here's your answer: Four of the seven went in as Twins: Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett and Bert Blyleven. Two more were local boys who came home to play here in the 1990s, though they went in with other teams: Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor. The tricky one: Steve Carlton -- longtime ace for the Cardinals and Phillies in the 1970s-80s -- was picked up by the Twins late in the 1987 season. He was long past his prime and didn't make the postseason roster (though he did get a World Series ring), and he retired one month into the 1988 season.
Robinson was 14-3 in his rookie year. Bert Blyleven taught him his curve ball. He had guts. He could hit too
300 Ks is awesome. 200 Ks is Bert Blyleven. Really good but meh.
Sept. 22, 1977: Bert Blyleven earns the second no-hitter in Texas Rangers history, striking out 7 with 1 walk in a 6-0 win over the Angels.
I love it when Bert Blyleven says buttocks. :D
2000 -- Jose Lima of the Houston Astros sets a National League single-season record by allowing his 47th home run in the Astros' 12 - 5 loss to Cincinnati. The major league record for home runs allowed in a season is 50, set by Minnesota's Bert Blyleven in 1986.
This date in history: (1977) RHP Bert Blyleven tosses the second no-hitter in club history, blanking the 6-0
Only Pirates pitcher who had a better curve in one game than AJ Burnett? Bert Blyleven. And that's saying something!
so Bert Blyleven exhibited integrity, sportsmanship? I remember him being a huge ***
Added to the Hawks Golf Fundraiser: an autographed Joe Mauer baseball & an autographed Bert Blyleven baseball; courtesy of the
For Giants fans... Bad news is that the Giants lost 5-1 today to the Yankees. Good news is that Tim Lincecum posted his 1,500th career K. He did this in 7 seasons and only two pitchers have had quicker strikeout rates (Tom Seaver and Bert Blyleven). -SayHeyinSJ
Bert Blyleven had as many complete games in 1985 as Andy Pettite did in his career.
Wow. Bert Blyleven does not like Alex Rodriquez. And he shouldn't. He's a cheat.
Only hall of famers Tom Seaver and Bert Blyleven have struck out more batters than Tim Lincecum through their first 7 seasons. Lincecum currently has 1,501 punch outs.
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Lincecum has 1501 career strikeouts. Only Tom Seaver and Bert Blyleven struck out more in their first seven seasons, per
Here's Bert Blyleven back in the day.
Bert Blyleven is the Jerry Lawler of baseball color commentators.
In the last hour, Bert Blyleven asked me a question and I ate wild boar. Pretty nice afternoon.
Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher to have 20 wins against the Texas Rangers, the most by any pitcher against Texas. With the win today, Colon broke a tie with Bert Blyleven, Dennis Leonard and Jack Morris, who had 19 each.
Matt Birch (Jered Weaver holds on for the win today, he becomes the 5th A.L. pitcher since 1910 with 10 wins in each of first 8 seasons of his career. Other four on the list are Lefty Grove (1925-32), Eddie Lopat (1944-51), Bert Blyleven (1970-77) and Andy Pettitte (1995-2002).
Just remembered. Saw Bert Blyleven at Birdies last week when picking up a pie. 2nd time I've bumped into him over the years. Last time was at Skyline Chili.
Today in History 1849 - In Hastings, NY, The first recorded death in a boxing match occurred after Chris Lilly knocked out Tom McCoy. McCoy died a short time later. 1923 - George Burns (Boston performed the third unassisted triple play in baseball history. 1932 - Joe McCarthy became the first manager to win pennants in both baseball leagues when his New York clinched the American League pennant. 1946 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit his only inside-the-park home run. 1949 - The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed. 1965 - Willie Mays became the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. 1970 - The first New York City Marathon took place. Fireman Gary Muhrucke won the race. The race was run entirely inside Central Park. 1971 - The World Hockey Association was formed. 1971 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore hit his 500th career home run. 1981 - John McEnroe won his third consecutive U.S. Open. 1986 - Bert Blyleven (Minnesota surrendered five homes runs. The game rais ...
So there I was getting ketchup at culvers in Shakopee last night when I do a double take at the person next to me. It was Bert Blyleven. I kind of felt stupid after the fact because after I did my double take I said to him your beer Blyleven(of course he knows who he is). I then shook his hand and sat down thinking how dumb to say that
At dinner at Culver's and who walks in but Bert Blyleven. Circle me Bert!
Clayton Kershaw is my own private Bert Blyleven.
And to add to the awesome Bert Blyleven autograph photo, here is the famous interview he once gave on farts:...
Hall of Fame MLB Pitcher Bert Blyleven Loves To Fart. He was known for farting in the dugout, bullpen, locker...
9/11. Bert Blyleven. Is the fact that they rhyme a mere coincidence or an implication of something more conspiratorial?
Twins' team is good with Bert Blyleven and sometimes Jack Morris.
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Neither Bert Blyleven nor *** Bremer can pronounce "Cespedes." It's entertaining to count how many different ways they can say it.
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Good article on Bert Blyleven's superior curve.
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Bert Blyleven, presumably w/a straight face, just said: "you have to earn your callup" in reference to Hicks. Thanks for the laugh!
How about Bert Blyleven to be next manager of Twins?
If the Wild Card Game is Texas vs Cleveland, who should throw out the first pitch? Toby Harrah? Julio Franco? Bert Blyleven? *** Perry?
Feedback anyone? Wish to know if PdF just added to Cesar Tovar post is manageable, worthwhile:
Yeah, Bert Blyleven is going to call Josmil Pinto "Punto" for awhile, isn't he
I'd rather hear Bert Blyleven song happy birthday to himself on repeat than hear that puig walkup song again
Bert Blyleven once threw a curveball with so much spin that the Earth turned backwards reversing time and saving Lois' life
*** that curveball had a nasty bite on it, reminds me of the one Bert Blyleven use to throw
& Bernie Williams is off the ballot, but Bert Blyleven is a hall of famer?? Wasn't he average for his career?
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. Bert Blyleven(sp?) is a hall of famer?didn't have better career than Dwight Evans,but had benefit of PED era voters
Bert Blyleven, Kirsten Dunst, Rhianna, and "sex tape" were all in today's crossword. Way to go, Bert.
yes.. And Bert blyleven saying the F word on national television
Has there ever been a pitcher outside of Bert Blyleven who pitches more low-run games w/o getting a win than Ex-pitcher Cliff Lee?
Music has gotten me thru many a Twins game. Cannot STAND Bert Blyleven on TV or Dan Gladden on radio.
Going through some MLB.tv footage I'd missed from Saturday. Heard Bert Blyleven call Hector Santiago "not overpowering, but hits his spots."
Was Cobb's yacker in the same class as Bert Blyleven's?
Imagine how good Bert Blyleven's is... cc:
we hall of famer bert Blyleven in tv booth, give him the job that he should doing pitching coach (dutch team)!
before Anderson destroys all are young pitching we need hall of famer bert Blyleven for example liriano 14-5 2.53 era
There is a video of Johan shaving Bert Blyleven's head
Bert Blyleven referring to Jon Heyman as "Jim Heyman, ESPN" is the highlight of my day
Regardless of subject matter can we put an asterisk next to Bert Blyleven's Hall of Fame plaque for saying "Harold Reynolds gets it?"
dear 247 followers, does anyone know if bert blyleven ever meander around target field? got a friend with a 1970 bball with all but BB.
I have a friend in town who has a 1970s bball with all signatures but Bert blyleven's does BB meander about target fld?
Someone put a baseball signed by Bert Blyleven, Danny Valencia, and Drew Butera in their ball bag...
btw. at least tv analyst Bert Blyleven knows "walk-off" refers to the losing team walking off.
Lots in this 1987 clip on Twins Niekro, Bert Blyleven's start, watch the amazing catch Puckett makes at 1:44...wow:
Always wanted to play Minnesota so I could do my 3 Bert Blyleven jokes.
The only perfect Bert Blyleven 1971 Topps rookie card was once owned by Dimitri Young...sold for $15,052 in 2012:
I missed it. But I heard Bert Blyleven mention that he pitched in the majors a couple hundred times.
Bert Blyleven excusing the pitcher for not being in a position to field the ball. Shut up, Bert
Bert Blyleven didn't throw one until he was 20 I think
See you at the game going to visit my team mate BERT BLYLEVEN .Great week ahead VIKINGS BRADLEY RANDLE,TWINS
If we're countng HR-allowed, I'm guessing Bert Blyleven...no-hitter stuff and gopheritis.
Today in 1985: Indians trade Bert Blyleven to Twins for Curt Wardle, Rich Yett & Jay Bell:
Felix has joined Bert Blyleven and the great Walter Johnson as the only 27 year old's in history with at least 8 seasons of 150 strikeouts.
August 1, 1986: Bert Blyleven became the 10th pitcher in MLB history to strike out 3,000 batters!
With 11 no-decisions going into today's start, Matt Harvey has a shot at Bert Blyleven's MLB record of 20 in 1979.
1986: Minnesota's Bert Blyleven pitches a 2-hitter and K's a club-record 15 batters to become the 10th P with 3,000 career strikeouts.
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Listening to Tom Kelly talk about his wiffleball rules from his childhood > Bert Blyleven talking about his curve ball.
No offense to Bert Blyleven, but Tom Kelly announcing the Twins game makes my night!
Griffin would make a run at Bert Blyleven's record of 50 hr's allowed if the didn't play in such a large ball park
Bert Blyleven gave up 50 HRs in 1986 to set MLB record. A.J. has given up an ML-worst 26 this year.
Frank Viola, Bert Blyleven and Les Straker our starting rotation foe the series!
2day in 1985: posted the 61st of his Hall of Fame career in the 1-0 home win over CLE & Bert Blyleven
if Bert Blyleven would have been a Yankee his whole career would have been 1st ballot hof...compare Catfish Hunter & Luis Tiant
At Let's Go Tribe, we're counting down the best Indians ever. This week's entry is on I wrote it.
Bert Blyleven and us at his old restaurant in OC
I love Bert Blyleven but him pointing out the Twins have 10 formers players in the all star game really isn't cool..dumb moves on their part
Looking Forward to AUTOGRAPH Book Signing with Bert Blyleven ,Kenny Landereaux,Brent Mc Clannahan you guys in Minn. Soon
Really, shouldn't Bert Blyleven be pitching to every batter?
Bert Blyleven would spearhead this movement swear to god.
I want to see Bryce Harper vs Bert Blyleven curve.
At least you didn't give up many. Gotta be really painful for Bert Blyleven or Jamie Moyer to watch.
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The signed Roy Oswalt.10 years late. Why is this becoming our MO? Maybe Bert Blyleven or Hershiser will come out …
I think Bert Blyleven should have to pitch Home Run derby to add to his impressive total
Sale tries to avoid being first pitcher to make All-Star team w/ at least 9 losses at break since Bert…
Bert Blyleven had the greatest curveball.
I think Joey Blanton has a great shot of breaking the record of 50 HR's given up in a season. Bert Blyleven should be concerned.
Bert Blyleven's curveball has nothing on what Feldman's is doing to hitters today.
I bet Bert Blyleven is loving this pitch count.
Mitch Williams is doing color on the Tigers broadcast. First Bert Blyleven, now Wild Thing? It's official. FOX hates us.
Heh. Very true. Bert Blyleven could get by with giving up lots of homers b/c he had the killer curve. Hughes doesn't have the same
Took the boys to their first Otters game today, and was reminded (in the wise words of Jay Bunte), that "Bosse Field is a treasure." Built in 1915, it's the 3rd-oldest ballpark still in use, surpassed only by Fenway (1912) & Wrigley (1914). Ten baseball teams have played at Bosse (the River Rats, Evas, Black Sox, Little Evas, Pocketeers, Hubs, Bees, Braves, White Sox, Triplets & Otters). The Triplets were the AAA affiliate of the Twins, Brewers & Tigers. Hall of Famers Hank Greenberg, Chuck Klein, Edd Roush, Warren Spahn & Sam Thompson played at Bosse for Evansville teams. Kirk Gibson, Bob Eucker, Ron Leflore, Lance Parrish, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, Charlie Manuel, Jack Morris, Bert Blyleven & Darrel Porter all played for the Triplets. 2008 All-Star Oriole George Sherrill was an Otter. For two years, Evansville had an NFL Football team. Yes, the Evansville Crimson Giants played at Bosse in 1921 & 1922 (they played teams like the Louisville Brecks, Muncie Flyers, Cincinnati Celts, Dayton Triangles, Hammon ...
The 20-year-old right-hander extended scoreless-innings string to 11 with five shutout frames in a 4-1 win over Colorado Springs.
Insane with grief, the desperation known only to those faced with unspeakably monumental loss, Bert Blyleven sees no recourse but to...
Bert Blyleven: "Twins bullpen has been solid all season long... one hiccup tonight" - doesn't follow evidently.
Bert Blyleven is in the hall of fame.
Ok. I love Bert Blyleven, but he can't talk.
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Bert Blyleven just said isn't a hall of famer... Why, cuz you aren't?
Bert Blyleven 10k for an appearance
Justin Masterson's 3 complete game shutouts are the most any Indians pitcher has had through 82 games since Bert Blyleven's 4 in 1985
Justin Masterson’s 3 shutouts through 82 team games are most for an pitcher since Bert Blyleven had 4 in 1985.
lol Bert Blyleven comenting on how well the second basemen cupped the ball to aplay the tag
Call Bert Blyleven. He might help with those pronunciations.
thank you guest services guy and Bert Blyleven for making my 8yr olds dream come true!
Complete-game shutouts is what Bert Blyleven and Jim Palmer used to do. It's really hard to do now, and Masterson has 3 in one season.
The last time an pitcher had 2 complete game shut outs against the same team in the same season was Bert Blyleven in 1985.
Yeah, so this happened today...Bert Blyleven!! My mom loves him.
If I got kidnapped and forced into a room w/ Ron Coomer, Juan Berenguer & Tim Laudner, I'd be thankful Bert Blyleven wasn't there.
This old lady on the minnesota broadcast is still repping Bert Blyleven.
Literally just ran into Bert Blyleven. What're you doing today?
Nothing was nastier than Bert Blyleven's curveball
Just got to personally tell Bert Blyleven he had the nastiest curveball of all time
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Bert Blyleven 43m Our prayers go out to Wayne Hadaway "Big Fella" who had a stroke last night. Resting peacefully at the hospital
Like everyone else I'm looking forward to Kyle Gibson's debut against KC on Saturday afternoon. I think it's nice the team brought him up five days early so he could relax and soak up the atmosphere and throw some in the bullpen. It also gives pitching coach Rick Anderson a jumpstart on ruining him.
Dodger manager Don Mattingly got an earful from Bert Blyleven in ‘84
1972 Steve Carlton led the majors with 30 complete games for the Phillies, 1985 Bert Blyleven led with 24 for the Indians. 2012 Justin Verlander led with 6. Today's pitchers are _!
Day eleven and still ... I don't know. Something that rhymes with eleven! :)
June 26, 1976: Rangers pitcher Bert Blyleven allows 10 hits but no runs in a complete-game 10-inning 1-0 victory over the White Sox.
As I'm walking through the isles of an undisclosed business in an undisclosed city(for privacy sake, but near my house), who do I see but none other than Bert Blyleven! Nerd starstruck alert! And yes I say star-HOF gets credit in this guys book. Good times...
The Dodgers have had their share of bean ball battles in 2013, with April's Carlos Quentin fiasco, and the recent war against Arizona. Dodger manager Don Mattin
After fourteen years on the ballot, Bert Blyleven got elected in 2011, his final year on the Writers’ ballot. The first Dutch-born inductee, Blyleven was a prac
Bert Blyleven in 1986, maybe spring training w/ the home whites on: via
I love when Bert Blyleven talks about the voices in his head.
HOF pitcher and well respected Twins color analyst Bert Blyleven joins me today to talk about Jose Fernandez on the network!
talks pitching with one of the best, Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, on On Deck at 12:10 on Network.
Met bert blyleven tonight, pretty epic, awestruck moment for me. I stumbled over my words. He's the man.
Wow, that didn't take long! Welcome all of our new fans! Cathy Diesem from St. Cloud was randomly selected from our 1,000+ fans to receive the official MLB baseball signed by Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven! Congrats, Cathy! Please email infoto claim your prize!
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THIS DAY IN CLEVELAND/OHIO STATE SPORTS HISTORY: June 24, 1985 -- Bert Blyleven pitches a complete-game four-hitter as the Indians defeat the California Angels 2-1 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Blyleven strikes out 10 Angels against just one walk in raising his record to 7-6 on the season. With the game tied 1-1 after seven innings, Tribe outfielder Joe Carter leads off the top of the eighth with a home run off California starter Jim Slaton for what proves to be the game-winning run.
A long post, but Kevin Costner is unique. Random things and how life's threads touch in such unique ways. . Twins vs Indians in Cleveland today Sunday. Kevin Costner is at the game in another broadcast booth and joins Bert Blyleven and *** Bremer in the Twins booth for an inning. Costner is there with his daughter at the game but he is so gracious, talking to everyone who wants to talk to him. Bremer says "I have so many questions to ask you." "We will drift into another inning if we have to." Says Costner. A real gentleman and he loves baseball. Costner spent some time in Minnesota for Field of Dreams, up in Chisholm era where Doc Moonlight Graham came from. Costner about Field of Dreams, 'It's kind of become our generations 'it's A Wonderful Life.' "Go figure, you know guys come out of the corn for it to play on the emotions as deeply as it did. for Costner says Speaking of Field of Dreams, he mentioned that the movie is about "'The Poetry of what baseball was. Bull Durham was about the vulga ...
The Twins have optioned Pedro Hernandez to AAA & will recall Kyle Gibson on Tuesday. He will start Saturday at Target Field.
the game is a nationally televised game on Fox Channel 8 one of the broadcasters is one of our own greats and current Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven!
I have 2 extra tickets to the Angels tomorrow night let me know if your interested in going game is at 7 and will know in the morning where the seats are when my boss gives them to me
I've been coming to Twins games my whole life, and I just had my first sighting of a Twins legend. Proud to say I actually recognized Tony Oliva in the crowd!!
Love that when I come home from the Twins game I can ride the elevator up to my place with Bert Blyleven :-)
Justin Kutcher & Bert Blyleven...They call DET/MIN Saturday on in control of the AL Central? It sure looks like it now.
What surprise, the Rangers waste another great Yu Darvish start. It's become a tradition.
Is there a more entertaining color man than Bert Blyleven? His stories are fantastic.
Just curious--is anyone else sick of Bert Blyleven's use of "that" instead of "the"? 'That downward plane' is getting very old
"Scott Diamond reminds me a lot of Cliff Lee" -Bert Blyleven
My favorite part of tonight's Twins game was when Bert Blyleven kept referring to Joe Savery as "Slavery."
What makes Mr Bremer awesome? Among many things, his ability 2 entertain the inner child of Bert Blyleven. You 2 are the best!
Bert Blyleven just called Joe Savery "Slavery" during the Twins broadcast
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Twins broadcast gushing about Ryan Howard and interleague play. "He's here and he's an all-star," says Bert Blyleven.
The Phils have Pelfrey in their books from his days with the Mets. He shouldn't have the Bert Blyleven type evening Walters had last night.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY This is a video of The Jock Jam Megamix that I co-produced in 1996 with Chicago's DJ Bobby D. The single went Gold and helped to s...
We went down the Minnesota Vikings' "Mount Rushmore" route yesterday and had some fun. So let's travel the Twins' "Mount Rushmore" road today. What four Twins would be on your "Mount Rushmore?" Mine: Killebrew, Puckett, Kaat, Carew.
So I'm going through some of my old stuff which includes a baseball card collection from 1977 and 1978. I knew I had a lot of good stuff, but my jaw dropped to the floor when I discovered that I have an Eddie Murray rookie card!!! That's right, I have a 1978 card of Eddie Murray with his 1977 statistics with the Baltimore Orioles!! Holy crap, we're talking about Eddie Murray...504 lifetimes home runs and 3255 hits...yeah, THAT Eddie Murray! I knew I had some good stuff in there, but I didn't know I had him. Here's a list of some of the big names I have from 1977: 1 Jim Rice, 1 Andre Dawson, 1 Reggie Smith, 1 Fred Lynn, 1 Phil Niekro, 1 Nolan Ryan, 1 J.R. Richard. From 1978: 1 Eddie Murray, 1 Jim Palmer, 3 Jim Rice, 1 Carl Yastrzemski, 2 Luis Tiant, 1 Fred Lynn, 1 Rusty Staub, 1 Gary Carter, 3 Tony Perez, 2 Andre Dawson, 2 Dave Winfield, 2 Rollie Fingers, 2 Steve Carlton, 1 Mike Schmidt, 1 Jim Kaat, 1 Tug McGraw, 1 Greg Luzinski, 1 Sparky Lyle, 1 Rich Gossage, 2 Ron Guidry, 1 Graig Nettles, 2 Reggie Jackso ...
does Bert Blyleven count as a Pirates HOF pitcher?
Even when he breaks into the Major Leagues, I'm pretty certain Kara will still call Byron Buxton "Bryan Braxton." But so will Bert Blyleven.
Got to see Bert Blyleven today, Ex twin pitcher
Our Purple Panthers had a double header tonight and won both games. All the girls played extremely well and little Beth pitched both games. (The Twins should hear about that) The rain stayed away and cheering for those girls was fun. Our two players not only hit great but played amazing defense. What a team.
Is Sam Deduno the love child of Bert Blyleven? The Curveballs look identical.
Listening to Bert Blyleven talk about the weather makes my meteorological heart weep
w\. Bert Blyleven. 3701K. 2 rings, threw a no-no, Shut out king. 287-250.
We are going to announce another person to join our Vladimir Guerrero and Tim Salmon Autograph signing tomorrow at 8pm... Any guesses?
Alright everyone, what do YOU think is the BEST nickname ever for an athlete? Ive got my pick, but I wanna hear all of yours first (please name the athlete also)
Sweet play, original six finals here we come!
Ok, I'd consider Bert Blyleven a borderline HOF. His career ERA & FIP are same as Schilling, but he pitched 1700 more innings.
Mariano Rivera has allowed 66 home runs over 1,076 career games. HOFer Bert Blyleven allowed 50 in 36 games in 1986.
I thought about it more..I spoke with heart a bit. I like the guy. Bert Blyleven had to wait until last year, Andy should wait too
Hey, here's an idea: Why not come to the Swoon show tonight at 10 pm at Players Theater? I am sitting in with Swoon and so are a bunch of other great people and there's also a team named after Bert Blyleven, one of the greatest and most under-appreciated baseball pitchers of all time, so come and we can marvel at the arc of his magnificent curveball and the nice weather, among other things.
Laurel and Hardy take a back seat: *** and Bert have outdone you again. There was a couple from Primgar, Iowa, with a "circle me Bert poster." When Bremer finally figured out Primgar, Blyleven added Ohio. Which one of these clowns is on first? (I know... that's Abbott and Costello.)
Nice kudos to Bert Blyleven from the Nats broadcast crew on NASN.
I don't think Bert blyleven will ever learn that taking an outside pitch the other way isn't the same as an inside-out swing.
Stephen Strasburg and Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven chat pregame.
35 yrs ago today drafted Bob Horner; 8 days later homered off Bert Blyleven in debut. Won ROTY over Ozzie Smith
The other day, a baseball game was on and I began to reminisce about the 'ol ball playing days and realized I was able to experience some really cool things along the way. I'm still friends w/ alot of former high school, college, and pro teammates. I had 3 former major league managers...Ron LeFlore(who was the first and only Major League player to get signed out of prison and they made a movie about him), Dave LaPoint who pitched in the World Series and has a WS ring(he once told me that he finally met a pitcher who has as many pitches in his "bag of tricks" as he did, and Wally Backman who was a member of the '86 World Series Champion Mets and WELL known for his scrappy style of play. I had a teammate and pitching coach, Floyd Youmans who was rookie of the year with the Montreal Expos and cousin to Dwight Gooden. He helped me refine my curveball and taught me alot about the mental side of pitching. I pitched against Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd and got the win, I played alongside several former major league pla ...
Bert Blyleven- you are a nerd. Quite possibly the worst announcer in baseball. How long are the twins gonna let this *** announce games?.
I think that LaPanta and Blyleven make a good team. Would love to hear Tom Hanneman doing the play by play.
During the Twins-Royals game on TV tonight, Twins play-by-play guy *** Bremer referred to my story on Byron Buxton smoking the house across the street from the ballpark. I know it sounds like bragging, but I thought it was pretty cool.
Always great seeing everybody back at T-G!
Memories are probably the best thing sports leaves behind. As you get older you make more of them and continue to remember why there are special. We celebrate my producer Rena’s 40th birthday and mull over the best sports memories as seen in person and watched on tv. We learn what Bert Blyleven and…
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Coming up on Mariners Pregame, Bert Blyleven joins Brad Adam and Dave Valle. Plus, see what the fans voted as their favorite Mariners plays of the week. This and more starting @ 10:30AM on ROOT SPORTS!
Watching Jerry Maguire and LMFAO at Rod Tidwell. "Anyone else would have left you by now, but I'm sticking with you. And if I have to ride your *** like Zorro, you're gonna show me the money." Scene where Tidwell is calling Jerry from his tub is hilarious too. So many true moments and representations in this movie. The world needs more truth and authenticity as sought after and eventually found by Jerry.
Up 5-3 going into the ninth inning and the opposition can't touch what you are throwing down. Max was pitching a gem yesterday and his pitch count was over 115! What? Yes, over 115 and you know you have to sit down cause we wouldn't want you to pitch a COMPLETE GAME! Leyland, you do this over and over and I don't know why you would pull Max cause of the pitch count? The Orioles couldn't touch him late into the game and he had a two run lead going into the ninth. Instead, you bring in Papa Crusty! This guy has proven time and time again that he, for one can't hold anyone on base, two, only has one pitch that he can throw over the plate, and that proved to be bad as we saw last night. The Tigers are in a funk and this will pass, I hope. When you have a chance to win with your starter you should go with it. Leyland messed up and he will tell you that Crusty is his closer, and well, we will all feel the pain along with the team on this one. The Tigers should be up on Cleveland by at least two or three games . ...
I like when I'm able to catch TWINS games up here...not so much that they've gotta be on the opponent's networks...I miss *** Breymer and Bert Blyleven
Take solace in this M's fans, we're watching history !From Elias sports: Felix Hernandez made his 250th career start on Thursday, through which he has a 3.17 ERA and 1574 strikeouts. Six other pitchers who debuted since the mound was lowered in 1969 recorded 1500-or-more strikeouts and an ERA below 3.25 in their first 250 career starts: Bert Blyleven (1550 strikeouts, 2.77 ERA), Dwight Gooden (1604, 2.97), Roger Clemens (1739, 2.80), David Cone (1620, 3.09), Pedro Martinez (2028, 2.68) and Johan Santana (1634, 3.06).
In 121 at bats against Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris and Dave Stieb, Wally Joyner hit .405 with 8 home runs and 7 strikeouts.
Did Bert Blyleven get kicked off of the Twins broadcasts or what? Feel like I haven't seen him at all this year.
Where'd Bert Blyleven go in the commentary?
what one time met hit the 50th home run given up by Bert blyleven in 1986 season. Answer Daryl Boston
Ronde Barber is Bert Blyleven. Both very good, neither should be in the HOF.
Bert Blyleven would love this pitching matchup.
Growing up in Cleveland in the 80s, I'd target every game that Bert Blyleven (HOF) pitched, though also attended many other games
Look at his numbers vs. Bert Blyleven's numbers. Blyeleven took forever to get into the HOF.
Two takeaways: Yu Darvish is really good (notice that his release point is the same on every pitch), and hitting a baseball is really hard.
Wow! I just won this for free, 1975 TOPPS BERT BLYLEVEN BASEBALL CARD
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Bert blyleven made my sons first game. Took the time to recognize his smallest fan and sign a ball!
I hacked my way into the Twins broadcast to hear perennial blowhard Bert Blyleven and he's not there
I disagree. Morris was a gangster. I have to Google Bert Blyleven like a *** now.
Justin Grimm caught the eye of Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven by winning the first 2 games of series:
What Kevin Correia does is called "pitching" according to Bert Blyleven. Indeed.
Bert Blyleven just strenuously argued against Ivan Rodriguez being called the best catcher in team history. He likes Sundberg.
we're making this guy look like Bert Blyleven.. looks like we're already on the plane back home.
"The elderly, some of our biggest Twins fans" - Bert Blyleven
I never knew until like 5 years ago my Dad was like "OH yeah she always wanted to marry Bert Blyleven."
My Mom also has boxes labeled Griffey and Ichiro, etc. But yeah my Mom apparently was obsessed with bert blyleven
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