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Hall of Fame Trial - Bert Blyleven

Coppernoll
on 09/08/2005

 

Career highlights

5th all-time with 3701 strikeouts
3rd all time in career strikeouts at time of retirement
2 World Series rings
2 All Stars
1 no hitter

Led his league in

Shutouts three times
Innings pitched twice
Games started, strikeouts and complete games once each

Number of the ten similar pitchers listed on his www.baseball-reference.com page in the Hall of Fame: 8

I changed gears this week and introduced the first starting pitcher to the series, going with former Twin, Ranger, Pirate, Indian, Twin, Angel Bert "Be Home" Blyleven. Owner of one of Chris Berman's better nicknames, and the best curveball of his generation.

Bert