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Bert BlylevenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1992 MLB Years: 1970-1992
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-699Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRik Aalbert Blyleven
Height6-3Weight207BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 6,1951 [67.074]PlaceZeist,Netherlands
High SchoolSantiago (Garden Grove,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (55th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDick Wiencik
MLB DebutJune 5,1970 [19.060]
OrganizationsMIN [12] CLE [5] CAL [3] PIT [3] TEX [2] Awards3Awards Voting6-100
TBC Player ID8929Retrosheet IDblylb001MLBAM ID111126
RelationshipsFather of Todd Blyleven
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Minnesota Twins in 1972-1976,1987, Texas Rangers in 1977, Pittsburgh Pirates 1979-1980, Cleveland Indians in 1981,1985 and California Angels in 1990 ... Threw a no-hitter on September 22,1977 against the California Angels ... The Minnesota Twins retired his #28 on July 16, 2011
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts76Walks80Hittable61SO/BB90vsPower61Hitting9Durability80Team.502Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1969nullRk--ST18222.81761110132.0311310011390001.318.72--3.0910.973.55.500-
1969nullA+--S/R18501.46651510037.03666014410001.358.76--3.419.972.931.000-
1969Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0722.0913112620169.0671916025800001.338.74--3.2610.433.20.7781.28
1970nullAAA--ST19422.50871210054.0481815012630001.118.00--2.0010.505.25.667-
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST191093.18272525110164.0143665817471352321.167.850.932.587.412.87.5263.24
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST2016152.813838017500278.0267958721592245151.178.630.681.917.243.80.5162.51
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST2117172.733938111310287.02479387226922871101.107.740.692.167.143.30.5002.63
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST2220172.524040025900325.02961099116672587291.128.200.441.867.143.85.5412.32
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST2317172.663737019300281.0244998314772493091.147.810.452.477.983.23.5002.37
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST2415103.003535020300275.22191049224842337041.107.150.782.747.612.77.6002.99
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST25453.1212120400095.01013933335750201.439.530.283.307.082.14.4442.57
1976Texas RangersALMLBtex28ST259112.762424014600202.0182676211461447081.138.100.492.056.413.13.4502.72
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex28ST2614122.723030015500234.2181817120691828071.076.940.772.656.982.64.5383.27
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22ST2714103.033434011400243.2217948217661826261.168.020.632.446.722.76.5832.88
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22ST281253.60373704000237.02381029521921729061.399.030.803.496.521.87.7063.67
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22ST298133.82343225210216.22191029220591682101.289.100.832.456.982.85.3813.22
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28ST301172.88202009100159.014552519401073151.168.190.512.266.042.68.6112.84
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28ST31224.87440000020.0161411211190001.337.080.894.878.411.73.5003.75
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28ST327103.91242405000156.0160746884412351101.309.210.462.537.082.80.4122.88
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28ST331972.873332112400245.0204867819741706061.137.490.702.726.242.30.7313.37
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28ST349113.262323015400179.2163766514491291171.188.170.702.456.462.63.4503.20
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST34853.00141409100114.01014538926773001.117.970.712.056.082.96.6153.04
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST3517144.013636016300271.2262134121505821540101.188.681.661.927.123.71.5484.33
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST3615124.01373708100267.02491321194610119613091.318.391.553.406.611.94.5564.88
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28ST3710175.43333307000207.0240128125215114553161.4010.420.912.216.292.84.3703.66
1989California AngelsALMLBcal28ST381752.73333308500241.0225767314441312081.128.400.521.644.892.98.7733.08
1990California AngelsALMLBcal28ST39875.24232302000134.016385781525696071.4010.951.011.684.632.76.5333.95
1992Midland AngelsTexAAcal-ST41232.73550000033.027101033230000.917.360.820.826.277.67.400-
1992Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-ST41206.17220000011.216881370001.6312.340.772.315.402.331.000-
1992Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0433.63770000044.243181846300001.108.660.811.216.045.00.5713.01
1992California AngelsALMLBcal28ST418124.74252411000133.015076701729703151.3510.151.151.964.742.41.4004.16
MLB Totals - 22 Season(s)Filter2872503.31692685724260304965.046322029183043013223701114191491.208.390.782.396.702.80.5340.52
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1572.63282538301167.215855494431730001.208.480.212.319.294.02.682-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter623.151091210065.2642623115700001.208.770.142.069.594.67.750-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter232.73550000033.027101033230000.917.360.820.826.277.67.400-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter501.46651510037.03666014410001.358.76--3.419.972.931.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter222.81761110132.0311310011390001.318.72--3.0910.973.55.500-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1491383.28348345314129202564.22369104493424367420355612741.198.310.852.367.143.02.519-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter34283.47105103220610696.267429826958217522173121.288.690.752.806.732.41.548-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter48373.23104103141900759.268830227352218548153281.198.140.622.586.482.51.565-
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter33243.928180111500508.05382372214698270111201.259.530.811.744.782.76.579-
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter23232.7454540291100436.136314813331115326150151.097.480.642.376.712.83.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.313130111300220.0205908119591645171.208.390.782.396.702.80.5420.52
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings2092.633733410401220.020772645562270001.208.480.212.319.294.02.690-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28p1927502700010012507000.140.157.140.2977058.280.000.020.1391.7243.1025.000.000.000.00
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28p20389131210020013717000.132.151.143.294131100.222.011.022.1381.0037.0037.000.000.008.33
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28p213994915200600236011001.160.177.181.358172107.259.021.043.1661.8733.6418.000.000.0013.33
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22p273785411200110013507000.129.140.153.29313293.220.024.035.1341.0837.6335.000.000.0018.18
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22p28387019100300033015002.129.129.143.27210185.243.014.014.1220.0038.820.000.000.0011.11
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22p2937610510020002719001.082.097.098.1956171.147.016.016.0920.0038.030.000.000.0020.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter216451195970025005193256004.131.144.146.290667514.229.015.027.0000.9737.5538.600.000.0011.86
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1042351434300900498125001.145.163.157.320373265.248.012.030.0001.5136.9824.500.000.008.82
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1122165254001600195131003.116.124.134.258294249.207.018.023.0000.4038.1595.000.000.0016.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162338144450019004145242003.131.144.146.290505386.229.015.027.0000.9737.5538.600.000.0011.86

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin19P27-164516112221.9550.780.13-----27100.016.7
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20P38-27819382-5957.9661.500.21-----38100.023.8
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin21P39-2871845346663.9551.620.2218966.7239100.025.3
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22P40-32521341-5655.9821.380.17181162.1340100.024.7
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23P37-2811934325653.9461.430.19-----37100.022.8
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24P35-2751648657064.9141.830.23-----35100.022.0
1976Texas RangersALMLBtex25P24-2021731-348481.0002.000.24-----24100.014.8
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P12-95513-118181.0001.500.19-----12100.07.4
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex26P30-2341035144645.9781.500.19-----30100.018.5
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P34-2431141145352.9811.530.21-----3791.921.1
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P37-2371420--34341.0000.920.14-----3897.422.8
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P34-2161030224240.9521.180.19-----3791.921.0
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30P20-159916122625.9621.250.16-----20100.019.4
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P4-2022--441.0001.000.20-----4100.02.5
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32P24-156726133433.9711.380.21-----24100.014.8
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33P33-2452130225351.9621.550.21-----33100.020.4
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34P23-1791119--30301.0001.300.17-----23100.014.2
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34P14-114613-219191.0001.360.17-----14100.08.6
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin35P36-2711531--46461.0001.280.17-----36100.022.2
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36P37-2671743436460.9381.620.22-----37100.022.8
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37P33-2071222133534.9711.030.16-----33100.020.4
1989California AngelsALMLBcal38P33-2411438-652521.0001.580.22-----33100.020.4
1990California AngelsALMLBcal39P23-1343241-2827.9641.170.20-----23100.014.2
1992Midland Angels TexAAcal41P5---7--771.0001.40------5100.03.8
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal41P2--12--331.0001.50------2100.01.4
1992California AngelsALMLBcal41P25-133513-118181.0000.720.14-----25100.015.4
MLB Totals for P - 22 season(s)-   P692-49632876623048979949.9691.370.19362064.356920.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2--12--331.0001.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5---7--771.0001.40------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1927----------
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2038----------
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2139----------
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2240----------
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2337----------
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2435----------
1976Texas RangersALMLBtex2524----------
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2512----------
1977Texas RangersALMLBtex2630----------
1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2734----------
1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2837----------
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2934----------
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3020----------
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle314----------
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3224----------
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3333----------
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3423----------
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3414----------
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3536----------
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3637----------
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3733----------
1989California AngelsALMLBcal3833----------
1990California AngelsALMLBcal3923----------
1992Midland Angels TexAAcal415----------
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal412----------
1992California AngelsALMLBcal4125----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1970Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB19000.001002.0200201.009.000.000.009.0000.00.000
1979Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB28101.001109.0810900.898.000.000.009.0000.001.000
1979Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB28101.8020010.0823401.107.200.002.703.601.330.001.000
1987Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB36204.0520013.11263901.158.100.002.036.083.000.001.000
1987Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB36112.7720013.013421201.159.000.001.388.316.000.00.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs302.59404100024.322070320001.038.140.001.117.406.670.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs212.35404000023.021060516001.138.220.001.966.263.200.00.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB2813110000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1987Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB3621000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs13110000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs21000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin44Broadcaster1445688.38944.05Tom Kelly
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin45Broadcaster1627884.48121.54Tom Kelly
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin46Broadcaster1626894.42018.54Tom Kelly
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin47Broadcaster1627092.43219.04Tom Kelly
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin48Broadcaster1606397.39433.04Tom Kelly
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin49Broadcaster1626993.42626.05Tom Kelly
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin50Broadcaster1628577.5256.02Tom Kelly
2002Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin51Broadcaster1619467.584--1Ron GardenhireLost ALCS (Angels)
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin52Broadcaster1629072.556--1Ron GardenhireLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin53Broadcaster1629270.568--1Ron GardenhireLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin54Broadcaster1628379.51216.03Ron Gardenhire-
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin55Broadcaster1629666.593--1Ron GardenhireLost ALDS (Athletics)
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin56Broadcaster1627983.48817.03Ron Gardenhire
2008Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin57Broadcaster1638875.5401.02Ron Gardenhire
2009Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin58Broadcaster1638776.534--1Ron GardenhireLost in ALDS (NY Yankees)
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin59Broadcaster1629468.580--1Ron GardenhireLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976American League Player of the Week (June 21-June 27)1
1985American League Player of the Week (August 12-August 18)1
1989AL Comeback Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1993-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1992-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1991-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-11-03TradeTraded by Twins with Kevin Trudeau to Angels for Paul Sorrento, Rob Wassenaar and Mike Cook. 
1985-08-01TradeTraded by Indians to Twins for Rich Yett, Jim Weaver, Jay Bell and Curt Wardle. 
1980-12-09TradeTraded by Pirates with Manny Sanguillen to Indians for Bob Owchinko, Rafael Vasquez, Victor Cruz and Gary Alexander. 
1977-12-08TradeTraded by Rangers with Ken Henderson, Tom Grieve, Eddie Miller, Tommy Boggs and Adrian Devine to Pirates for Nelson Norman, Al Oliver and Jon Matlack. 
1976-06-01TradeTraded by Twins with Danny Thompson to Rangers for Jim Gideon, Mike Cubbage, Roy Smalley, Bill Singer and Cash. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll34650,000-136278++370,78060,000650,000
1985Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll34650,000-136278++370,78060,000650,000
1986Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll351,450,000-18198++386,34760,0002,100,000
1987Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll361,150,000-40295++344,90660,0003,250,000
1988Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll371,000,000-62692++392,10762,5004,250,000
1989California AngelsTeam Payroll381,225,000-72492++429,80262,5005,475,000
1990California AngelsTeam Payroll391,175,000-110885++515,727100,0006,650,000
1992California AngelsTeam Payroll41900,000-2771366962,245109,0007,550,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red