Advertisement
HomeCollectionsBlyleven
IN THE NEWS

Blyleven

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
April 17, 1991
California Angels right-hander Bert Blyleven underwent his second shoulder operation in less than a year yesterday and will require at least nine months of rehabilitation, the team said. The surgery began as an arthroscopic procedure, but orthopedists Lewis Yocum and Frank Jobe discovered that Blyleven, 40, had suffered further tearing in his right rotator cuff since an operation last fall.* CUBS: Rick Sutcliffe is back, and manager Don Zimmer said he will be reactivated tomorrow and will start at Pittsburgh that night.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2011
Former Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar had to spend a year in Hall of Fame purgatory, but his short wait is over and — this time — the vote wasn't close. He was named on 90 percent of the ballots to gain induction into Cooperstown on his second try. Pitcher Bert Blyleven took the long route. He was on the ballot for the 14th time before voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America pushed him past the 75 percent threshold necessary for admission to Cooperstown.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | January 10, 2006
Free Bert Blyleven! Don't worry, the 6-foot-3 native of Holland hasn't been seized by leftist guerrillas or anything. By most standards, Blyleven, who pitched 22 seasons for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians and California Angels and now broadcasts for the Twins, has led a charmed life. But make no mistake, Blyleven resides in a kind of purgatory, that limbo of indisputably excellent ballplayers who, for whatever reason, never left strong impressions on the seamhead masses.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Dan.connolly@baltsun.com | January 7, 2010
Roberto Alomar, the slick-fielding second baseman who spent three splendid but somewhat controversial seasons with the Orioles, fell eight votes short Wednesday in his bid to become a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Alomar was named on 397 of 539 ballots (73.7 percent) submitted by eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. To gain induction, he needed 75 percent, which this year was 405 votes. "I feel disappointed, but next year hopefully I make it in," Alomar said from his home in New York.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | January 14, 2009
I respect Andre Dawson as a power-speed combination, an excellent outfielder and an all-around fine gentleman. I suspect he'll be the next guy to make the Hall of Fame from the current group of eligible players. He just didn't get on base at a high enough rate for my taste. On the other hand, it's a travesty that Bert Blyleven remains on the outside looking in. Blyleven ranks fifth all time in strikeouts and finished among the top 10 in ERA 10 times. He was 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA in six postseason starts and was a key rotation cog for two world champions.
SPORTS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 22, 1992
While winless Nolan Ryan struggles and hints that this might be his final season, another 40-something right-hander, Bert Blyleven, is strengthening his Hall of Fame credentials.Blyleven, 41, whose return to the major leagues last month caused the California Angels to release Don Robinson, is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in five starts since being recalled from Triple-A Edmonton.He says he isn't satisfied."I won't really feel I'm back until I pitch nine innings," said Blyleven, whose longest outing was a seven-inning stint against Cleveland.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | February 23, 2009
Prime 9 9:30 p.m. [MLB Network] It's a look at the all-time list of eligible players who aren't in the Hall of Fame. Because this is for those "eligible," Pete Rose might not get a mention, but the list should include Mark McGwire and Bert Blyleven (left). And Blyleven must be thrilled to be in such company.
SPORTS
June 1, 2002
On deck Bert Blyleven will be inducted into the Twins' Hall of Fame today. He said it "I'm really glad all those fans showed up. ... I know in Mon treal, when the Canadiens played, not many fans came to the Expos games." Luis Pujols, Tigers manager, of a crowd of 28,578 despite a hockey game
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | January 14, 2009
h, Childs, I can just picture you and your fellow Gilman grads sitting around in your sweater vests and toy pipes, discussing how you much you loved Bert Blyleven's infamous "I love to fart" T-shirt. But let's not confuse Cooperstown with a Barnum & Bailey exhibit here. With the exception of Dave Kingman, there's only one eligible player with at least 425 homers who isn't in the Hall of Fame, and by this time next year, Andre Dawson ought to consider filing criminal charges. You know how many other players hit 400 homers and stole 300 bases?
SPORTS
July 12, 1999
Quote: "Personally, I'm glad it's over with. But if we meet again in October, then I'll get excited."-- Manager Joe Torre, after the Yankees finished 3-3 in the Subway Series against the MetsIt's a fact: The Tigers are 1-6 in series finales against teams making their final visit to Tiger Stadium.Who's hot: Since the 1998 All-Star Game, the Rockies' Larry Walker has batted .390 (189-for-484).Who's not: The 28 homers given up by the Mariners' Jeff Fassero are two short of the major-league record for the most allowed before the All-Star break, set in 1986 by the Twins' Bert Blyleven and matched by Blyleven in 1987.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly | dan.connolly@baltsun.com | January 7, 2010
Roberto Alomar, the slick-fielding second baseman who spent three splendid but somewhat controversial seasons with the Orioles, fell eight votes short Wednesday in his bid to become a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Alomar was named on 397 of 539 ballots (73.7 percent) submitted by eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. To gain induction, he needed 75 percent, which this year was 405 votes. "I feel disappointed, but next year hopefully I make it in," Alomar said from his home in New York.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | February 23, 2009
Prime 9 9:30 p.m. [MLB Network] It's a look at the all-time list of eligible players who aren't in the Hall of Fame. Because this is for those "eligible," Pete Rose might not get a mention, but the list should include Mark McGwire and Bert Blyleven (left). And Blyleven must be thrilled to be in such company.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | January 14, 2009
I respect Andre Dawson as a power-speed combination, an excellent outfielder and an all-around fine gentleman. I suspect he'll be the next guy to make the Hall of Fame from the current group of eligible players. He just didn't get on base at a high enough rate for my taste. On the other hand, it's a travesty that Bert Blyleven remains on the outside looking in. Blyleven ranks fifth all time in strikeouts and finished among the top 10 in ERA 10 times. He was 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA in six postseason starts and was a key rotation cog for two world champions.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | January 14, 2009
h, Childs, I can just picture you and your fellow Gilman grads sitting around in your sweater vests and toy pipes, discussing how you much you loved Bert Blyleven's infamous "I love to fart" T-shirt. But let's not confuse Cooperstown with a Barnum & Bailey exhibit here. With the exception of Dave Kingman, there's only one eligible player with at least 425 homers who isn't in the Hall of Fame, and by this time next year, Andre Dawson ought to consider filing criminal charges. You know how many other players hit 400 homers and stole 300 bases?
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2008
Rich "Goose" Gossage's long wait to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame is finally over, but Mark McGwire's vigil seemingly will go on for years. Gossage, a dominating reliever who in 22 seasons pitched for nine teams including the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox, received 466 of the 543 votes (85.8 percent) cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. In his ninth year of Hall of Fame eligibility, Gossage easily eclipsed the 75 percent total required for induction after falling 21 votes short last year, when first-time candidates Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn were elected.
SPORTS
By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | January 11, 2006
Bruce Sutter's Hall of Fame wait finally ended yesterday. For most baseball fans here, and maybe nationally, however, the true anticipation began after Sutter learned he had finally received enough votes to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his 13th try. Now, Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn and -- perhaps most curiously -- Mark McGwire are on the yearlong clock. Sutter, who saved 300 games for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, was named on 76.9 percent of the ballots -- 400 of a record 520 -- returned by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
SPORTS
By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | January 11, 2006
Bruce Sutter's Hall of Fame wait finally ended yesterday. For most baseball fans here, and maybe nationally, however, the true anticipation began after Sutter learned he had finally received enough votes to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on his 13th try. Now, Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn and -- perhaps most curiously -- Mark McGwire are on the yearlong clock. Sutter, who saved 300 games for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, was named on 76.9 percent of the ballots -- 400 of a record 520 -- returned by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2008
Rich "Goose" Gossage's long wait to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame is finally over, but Mark McGwire's vigil seemingly will go on for years. Gossage, a dominating reliever who in 22 seasons pitched for nine teams including the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox, received 466 of the 543 votes (85.8 percent) cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. In his ninth year of Hall of Fame eligibility, Gossage easily eclipsed the 75 percent total required for induction after falling 21 votes short last year, when first-time candidates Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn were elected.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | January 10, 2006
Free Bert Blyleven! Don't worry, the 6-foot-3 native of Holland hasn't been seized by leftist guerrillas or anything. By most standards, Blyleven, who pitched 22 seasons for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians and California Angels and now broadcasts for the Twins, has led a charmed life. But make no mistake, Blyleven resides in a kind of purgatory, that limbo of indisputably excellent ballplayers who, for whatever reason, never left strong impressions on the seamhead masses.
SPORTS
June 1, 2002
On deck Bert Blyleven will be inducted into the Twins' Hall of Fame today. He said it "I'm really glad all those fans showed up. ... I know in Mon treal, when the Canadiens played, not many fans came to the Expos games." Luis Pujols, Tigers manager, of a crowd of 28,578 despite a hockey game
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.