Bert Blyleven

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Birthday
6, 1951
Birthplace
Zeist, Netherlands
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Zeist, Netherlands

About

2-time MLB All-Star pitcher as a member of the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Before Fame

He starred on his Santiago High School baseball team in California, and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins directly after graduation.

Trivia

He loved playing practical jokes on his teammates by sometimes setting their shoelaces on fire. He was nicknamed "The Frying Dutchman."

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Gayle.

Associated With

He won a World Series title while playing alongside Hall of Fame center fielder Kirby Puckett.