A Biography in 1,000 Players No. 57 Bert Blyleven (Number 16 Pitcher)

Favorite Chris Berman nickname Bert “Be Home” Blyleven. Say it fast. On June 21st, 1973 I went to my first Twins game. Burt Blyleven versus Clyde Wright. Wright wasn’t a bad pitcher winning 100 games. I heard the last couple of innings of his no-hitter in 1970 when we lived in the Philippines. He won 22 that year. The game was scoreless thru 8. The Twins were giving Blyleven their normal support. In the bottom of the ninth with two outs pinch hitter Joe Lis hit a game winning single to give the Twins a 1-0 victory. I would never…

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