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Twins’ Blyleven Goes Into Hall of Fame

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Former Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven was honored Sunday when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  Blyleven had 287 career wins, 242 complete games, and 60 career shutouts.  He also is 5th all-time with 3,701 career strikeouts.  Blyleven won 2 World Series titles in 1979 with Pittsburgh and with the Twins in 1987.

He thanked this family and the organizations he played with throughout his 22-year Major League Baseball career.  Blyleven played with the Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and California Angels.

2nd baseman Roberto Alomar and General Manager Pat Gillick were also inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.

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