Bert Blyleven

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Bert Blyleven about to release Uncle Charlie

Bert "Be Home" Blyleven is the #2 starter for the Minnesota Twins in the NES version of RBI. Bert has the best stamina of any pitcher on the NES version. His stamina along with a good curve ball and a decent drop pitch makes Bert on of the stronger pitchers in the game. He should be a HoFer in real life, but the HoF voters suck ass...

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Bio

  • Born Rik Aalbert Blyleven on April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Holland.
  • Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft.
  • Played in the Big Leagues from 1971-1990 and 1992.
  • Traded by the Minnesota Twins with Danny Thompson to the Texas Rangers for Bill Singer, Roy Smalley, Mike Cubbage, Jim Gideon, and $250,000 cash on June 1, 1976.
  • Traded as part of a 4-team trade by the Texas Rangers to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Atlanta Braves sent Willie Montanez to the New York Mets. The Texas Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller to the Atlanta Braves on December 8, 1977. The Texas Rangers sent a player to be named later and Tom Grieve to the New York Mets. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Texas Rangers. The New York Mets sent Jon Matlack to the Texas Rangers. The New York Mets sent John Milner to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Texas Rangers sent Ken Henderson (March 15, 1978) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.
  • Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Manny Sanguillen to the Cleveland Indians for Gary Alexander, Victor Cruz, Rafael Vasquez, and Bob Owchinko on December 9, 1980.
  • Traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later, Curt Wardle, Jay Bell, and Jim Weaver on August 1, 1985. The Minnesota Twins sent Rich Yett (September 17, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.
  • Traded by the Minnesota Twins with Kevin Trudeau (minors) to the California Angels for Mike Cook, Paul Sorrento, and Rob Wassenaar (minors) on November 3, 1988.
  • January 22, 1992: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
  • January 7, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
  • Inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in 2002

Nicknames

  • Be Home Blyleven
  • Bertus

Pics?

Blyleven loves the children


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