Friday, January 7, 2011
Bert Blyleven Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Bert Blyleven, you are now a Hall of Famer. The Minnesota Twins color analyst had to wait until his 15th try, but hey, better late than never right? Bert Blyleven pitched for the Minnesota Twins from 1970 to 1976, and again from 1985 to 1988. He won a World Series with the team in 1987 and in 1979 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was elected with 79.7% of the vote. He currently ranks 5th all-time in Strikeouts, 9th all-time in Shutouts, and 27th all-time in Wins. At the time of his election he was the only eligible member of the 3000 strikeout club, and the only person with 50 or more shutouts, not in the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Bert!