Happy Birthday Bert Blyleven!!!
Bert Blyleven turns 62 years old today!!
Bert Blyleven may be more popular among baseball fans and collectors today than he was during any time in his playing days. His recent election into the Baseball Hall of Fame coupled with his success as the had coach for the Netherlands during the WBC in 2009 has brought renewed life into collecting all things Bert.
Mr. Blyleven has put together an amazing resume. In 22 seasons, Mr. Blyleven recorded a win-loss record of 287-250. He threw 242 complete games and 60 shutouts. He has tallied 3,701 career strikeouts while finishing his career with a 3.31 ERA. He also has 2 World Series rings from his days with the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and 1987 Minnesota Twins teams.
Happy Birthday Mr. Blyleven!!!