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Blyleven, Rik Aalbert (Bert)

Born: 1951 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player


1951 - Rik Aalbert Blyleven was born on the 6th of April in Zeist, Netherlands. US (Dutch-born) baseball player.

1969 - Blyleven was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the third round.

1970 - After a brief stint in the minor leagues he was called up by the Twins.

1976 - He was traded to the Texas Rangers on 1st of June.

1977 - Blyleven and John Milner were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1978 - He led the team in ERA, strikeouts and complete games and helped them to a World Series victory the following year.

1980 - The Pirates did trade him to the Cleveland Indians on 9th of December.

1989 - Blyleven went to the California Angels and pitched a 2.73 ERA for a 17-5 record.

1996 - He became a color commentator for the Twins.


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