Friday, January 28, 2011
Bert Blyleven Will Have His Number Retired
Bert Blyleven will be receiving another honor. The new Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven will have his No. 28 jersey retired by the Minnesota Twins in July. The Twins announced on Thursday they plan to hold Bert Blyleven Day when Minnesota hosts the Texas Rangers on July 16. He'll be the 6th Twins player with his number retired, joining Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, and Kirby Puckett. Blyleven ranks first on the Twins career list in complete games (141), shutouts (29) and strikeouts (2,035) and is second in wins (149) and innings pitched (2,566 2/3). He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1970 for Minnesota.