Born: April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands
High School: Santiago HS (Garden Grove, CA)
Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft.
Debut: June 5, 1970 (Age 19.060, 10,606th in MLB history)
vs. WSA 7.0 IP, 5 H, 7 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Pirates/Indians/Angels/Rangers 1970-1992
Agents: Dick Moss, previously: LaRue Harcourt [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 41.181)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2011 (463/581 ballots).
View Bert Blyleven Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for
). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have
Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988
(completeness summary of pitch
and hit data
Bert Blyleven: 0 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
0 go ahead
|Gms w/ this # = 0|
are not shown.
This player has not hit any home runs.
About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia
Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes
from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers
hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the
1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's
death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members.
David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership
of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable
database from the Society for American
Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the
intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.
For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has
been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have
complete play-by-play data.
There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not
agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to
reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the
Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.