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Blyleven, Rik Aalbert

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.