Bert Blyleven was a tough to hit right-handed pitcher with one of the best curveballs of his generation. He played twenty-two seasons between 1970 and 1992, where he split his time between the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, and the California Angels. Blyleven was chosen to pitch in the 1973 and 1985 All-Star games and helped lead his team to two World Series Championships, first in 1979 with the Pirates and then again in 1987 with the Twins. While pitching with the Rangers, he pitched a no-hitter on September 22, 1977 against the Angels. Blyleven finished his incredible career with an outstanding 287 wins, 60 shutouts, 3,701 strikeouts, and a 3.31 ERA.
–Michael Rinehart, Jr.
July 26, 2014