Blyleven In Eleven

Bert Blyleven along with Roberto Alomar was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame yesterday. Bert was known for his awesome curveball and his consistent excellence while pitching for some horrible Twins, Angels, Rangers and Indians teams as well as the world champion Pirates in 1979 and Twins in 1987. Yes, Virginia, the Pirates used to be perennial contenders instead of 21st Century losers.

I mostly, however, wrote this post because of the swell title…

6 thoughts on “Blyleven In Eleven

  1. outrage broken says:

    lets see if this works..

  2. ...now I try to be amused says:

    “Yes, Virginia, the Pirates used to be perennial contenders instead of 21st Century losers.”
    So were the Orioles. But then, a Pirates fan would know that.
    Congrats to Bert Blyleven.

  3. Doc says:

    So glad to see Bert “be home” Blyleven finally make the cut. 300 wins always seemed to be a magical number to make the hall but given that he pitched in Cleveland in the 1980s, each of those Indians’ wins should count twice. You know he wasn’t getting shit for run support. Also glad to see the steroid six didn’t manage to push through.

  4. ...now I try to be amused says:

    The #1 reason why it’s harder to win 300 games now is the 5-man rotation. This affects pitchers on good teams as well as bad. I’m impressed that this many modern pitchers are getting to 300 wins (Maddux, Clemens, Glavine, and Johnson).

  5. adrastos says:

    It’s also time for the Veterans Committee to elect Jim Kitty Kaat. Still cannot believe that Trammel and Raines don’t have more votes.

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