Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
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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.