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Bert Blyleven    \BLYE-lev-en\

Rik Aalbert Blyleven (Frying Dutchman) (twitter: @BertBlyleven28)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: April 6, 1951 in Zeist, NL
High School: Santiago HS (Garden Grove, CA)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1969 MLB June Amateur Draft from Santiago HS (Garden Grove, CA).

Major League Stats


Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1969 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk MIN 7 2 .778 2.09 2.48 13 11 6 2 1 69.0 57 19 16 1 25 0 80 2 1 2 1.188 7.4 0.1 3.3 10.4 3.20
1969 18 -3.5 Twins FLIN WRk MIN 7 0 1.000 1.50 2.12 12 12 4 0 72.0 53 17 12 1 23 0 41 2 0 0 1.056 6.6 0.1 2.9 5.1 1.78
1969 18 -0.9 Twins GULF Rk MIN 2 2 .500 2.81 3.66 7 6 1 1 1 32.0 31 13 10 0 11 0 39 2 1 2 1.312 8.7 0.0 3.1 11.0 3.55
1969 18 -3.0 Orlando FLOR A MIN 5 0 1.000 1.46 1.46 6 5 5 1 0 37.0 26 6 6 1 14 0 41 0 0 0 1.081 6.3 0.2 3.4 10.0 2.93
1970 19 -6.4 Evansville AA AAA MIN 4 2 .667 2.50 3.00 8 7 2 1 0 54.0 48 18 15 1 12 0 63 0 2 1 1.111 8.0 0.2 2.0 10.5 5.25
1970 19 -8.2 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 10 9 .526 3.18 3.62 27 25 1 5 1 0 164.0 143 66 58 17 47 6 135 2 3 2 675 1.159 7.8 0.9 2.6 7.4 2.87
1971 20 -6.9 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 16 15 .516 2.81 3.07 38 38 0 17 5 0 278.1 267 95 87 21 59 1 224 5 1 5 1126 1.171 8.6 0.7 1.9 7.2 3.80
1972 21 -6.2 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 17 17 .500 2.73 2.91 39 38 1 11 3 0 287.1 247 93 87 22 69 7 228 10 1 7 1158 1.100 7.7 0.7 2.2 7.1 3.30
1973 22 -5.7 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 20 17 .541 2.52 3.02 40 40 0 25 9 0 325.0 296 109 91 16 67 4 258 9 2 7 1321 1.117 8.2 0.4 1.9 7.1 3.85
1974 23 -5.1 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 17 17 .500 2.66 3.17 37 37 0 19 3 0 281.0 244 99 83 14 77 3 249 9 0 3 1149 1.142 7.8 0.4 2.5 8.0 3.23
1975 24 -4.1 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 15 10 .600 3.00 3.40 35 35 0 20 3 0 275.2 219 104 92 24 84 2 233 4 0 7 1104 1.099 7.1 0.8 2.7 7.6 2.77
1976 25 -2.6 2 Teams AL MLB TEX-MIN 13 16 .448 2.87 3.20 36 36 0 18 6 0 297.2 283 106 95 14 81 6 219 12 2 7 1225 1.223 8.6 0.4 2.4 6.6 2.70
1976 25 -2.6 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 4 5 .444 3.12 3.68 12 12 0 4 0 0 95.1 101 39 33 3 35 5 75 4 2 0 406 1.427 9.5 0.3 3.3 7.1 2.14
1976 25 -2.6 Texas AL MLB TEX 9 11 .450 2.76 2.98 24 24 0 14 6 0 202.1 182 67 62 11 46 1 144 8 0 7 819 1.127 8.1 0.5 2.0 6.4 3.13
1977 26 -1.5 Texas AL MLB TEX 14 12 .538 2.72 3.11 30 30 0 15 5 0 234.2 181 81 71 20 69 1 182 7 0 8 935 1.065 6.9 0.8 2.6 7.0 2.64
1978 27 -1.0 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 14 10 .583 3.03 3.47 34 34 0 11 4 0 243.2 217 94 82 17 66 5 182 6 2 6 1011 1.161 8.0 0.6 2.4 6.7 2.76
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1979 28 -0.2 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 12 5 .706 3.60 3.87 37 37 0 4 0 0 237.1 238 102 95 21 92 8 172 6 0 9 1018 1.390 9.0 0.8 3.5 6.5 1.87
1980 29 0.7 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 8 13 .381 3.82 4.24 34 32 1 5 2 0 216.2 219 102 92 20 59 5 168 0 1 2 907 1.283 9.1 0.8 2.5 7.0 2.85
1981 30 2.1 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 11 7 .611 2.88 2.94 20 20 0 9 1 0 159.1 145 52 51 9 40 1 107 5 1 3 644 1.161 8.2 0.5 2.3 6.0 2.68
1982 31 2.8 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 2 2 .500 4.87 6.20 4 4 0 0 0 0 20.1 16 14 11 2 11 0 19 0 0 0 89 1.328 7.1 0.9 4.9 8.4 1.73
1983 32 3.5 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 7 10 .412 3.91 4.26 24 24 0 5 0 0 156.1 160 74 68 8 44 4 123 10 1 5 660 1.305 9.2 0.5 2.5 7.1 2.80
1984 33 4.6 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 19 7 .731 2.87 3.16 33 32 0 12 4 0 245.0 204 86 78 19 74 4 170 6 0 6 1004 1.135 7.5 0.7 2.7 6.2 2.30
1985 34 5.6 2 Teams AL MLB CLE-MIN 17 16 .515 3.16 3.71 37 37 0 24 5 0 293.2 264 121 103 23 75 1 206 9 1 4 1203 1.154 8.1 0.7 2.3 6.3 2.75
1985 34 5.6 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 9 11 .450 3.26 3.81 23 23 0 15 4 0 179.2 163 76 65 14 49 1 129 7 1 1 743 1.180 8.2 0.7 2.5 6.5 2.63
1985 34 5.6 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 8 5 .615 3.00 3.55 14 14 0 9 1 0 114.0 101 45 38 9 26 0 77 2 0 3 460 1.114 8.0 0.7 2.1 6.1 2.96
1986 35 6.8 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 17 14 .548 4.01 4.44 36 36 0 16 3 0 271.2 262 134 121 50 58 4 215 10 0 4 1126 1.178 8.7 1.7 1.9 7.1 3.71
1987 36 7.4 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 15 12 .556 4.01 4.45 37 37 0 8 1 0 267.0 249 132 119 46 101 4 196 9 0 13 1122 1.311 8.4 1.6 3.4 6.6 1.94
1988 37 8.5 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 10 17 .370 5.43 5.56 33 33 0 7 0 0 207.1 240 128 125 21 51 1 145 16 3 5 895 1.404 10.4 0.9 2.2 6.3 2.84
1989 38 9.5 California AL MLB CAL 17 5 .773 2.73 2.84 33 33 0 8 5 0 241.0 225 76 73 14 44 2 131 8 0 2 973 1.116 8.4 0.5 1.6 4.9 2.98
1990 39 10.6 California AL MLB CAL 8 7 .533 5.24 5.71 23 23 0 2 0 0 134.0 163 85 78 15 25 0 69 7 0 6 578 1.403 10.9 1.0 1.7 4.6 2.76
1992 41 16.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CAL 4 3 .571 3.63 3.63 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.2 43 18 18 4 6 0 30 1 0 0 177 1.097 8.7 0.8 1.2 6.0 5.00
1992 41 16.7 Midland TL AA CAL 2 3 .400 2.73 2.73 5 5 0 0 0 0 33.0 27 10 10 3 3 0 23 1 0 0 125 0.909 7.4 0.8 0.8 6.3 7.67
1992 41 14.7 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL 2 0 1.000 6.17 6.17 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 16 8 8 1 3 0 7 0 0 0 52 1.629 12.3 0.8 2.3 5.4 2.33
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1992 41 12.1 California AL MLB CAL 8 12 .400 4.74 5.14 25 24 0 1 0 0 133.0 150 76 70 17 29 2 70 5 1 3 568 1.346 10.2 1.2 2.0 4.7 2.41
MLB (22 seasons) MLB 287 250 .534 3.31 3.67 692 685 3 242 60 0 4970.0 4632 2029 1830 430 1322 71 3701 155 19 114 20491 1.198 8.4 0.8 2.4 6.7 2.80
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 15 7 .682 2.63 2.95 28 25 0 8 3 1 167.2 148 55 49 6 43 0 173 3 3 3 177 1.139 7.9 0.3 2.3 9.3 4.02
All Levels (23 Seasons) 309 257 .546 3.27 3.63 732 722 3 254 63 1 5209.2 4833 2101 1891 437 1388 71 3915 160 22 117 20668 1.194 8.3 0.8 2.4 6.8 2.82
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 6 2 .750 3.15 3.56 10 9 0 2 1 0 65.2 64 26 23 2 15 0 70 0 2 1 52 1.203 8.8 0.3 2.1 9.6 4.67
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 18 -2.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk MIN 13 27 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .048 .091 .048 .139 1 0 5 0
1969 18 -3.1 Twins FLIN WRk MIN 12 24 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .100 .100 .100 .200 2 0 4 0
1969 18 -1.3 Twins GULF Rk MIN 7 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 0 2 0
1969 18 -3.5 Orlando FLOR A MIN 6 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 3 0
1970 19 -6.5 Evansville AA AAA MIN 8 22 21 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .190 .190 .190 .381 4 0 1 0
1970 19 -8.6 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 27 58 50 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 25 .140 .157 .140 .297 7 0 0 7 0 0
1971 20 -7.7 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 38 100 91 3 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 37 .132 .151 .143 .293 13 0 1 7 0 0
1972 21 -6.8 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 39 107 94 9 15 2 0 0 6 0 0 2 36 .160 .177 .181 .358 17 1 0 11 0 0
1973 22 -6.0 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 23 -4.7 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 24 -3.5 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 2 Teams AL MLB TEX-MIN 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 -2.5 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 -2.5 Texas AL MLB TEX 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 26 -1.5 Texas AL MLB TEX 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 27 -0.8 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 37 93 85 4 11 2 0 0 11 0 0 1 35 .129 .140 .153 .292 13 0 0 7 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1979 28 -0.3 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 38 85 70 1 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 33 .129 .129 .143 .271 10 2 0 15 0 0
1980 29 0.5 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 37 71 61 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 27 .082 .097 .098 .195 6 1 1 9 0 0
1981 30 1.3 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 31 2.2 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 32 3.2 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 33 4.3 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 34 2 Teams AL MLB MIN-CLE 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 34 5.1 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 34 5.1 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 35 6.2 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 36 7.6 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 37 8.5 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 38 9.5 California AL MLB CAL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 39 10.4 California AL MLB CAL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 41 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CAL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 41 16.8 Midland TL AA CAL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 41 14.4 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1992 41 12.4 California AL MLB CAL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (22 seasons) MLB 699 514 451 19 59 7 0 0 25 0 0 5 193 .131 .144 .146 .290 66 4 2 56 0 0
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 28 49 42 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 19 .119 .140 .119 .259 5 0 0 6 0 0
All Levels (23 Seasons) 739 587 513 21 66 7 0 0 25 0 0 6 220 .129 .142 .142 .284 73 4 2 66 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 10 22 21 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .190 .190 .190 .381 4 0 0 1 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1969 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN P 13 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 0.77
1969 18 Twins FLIN WRk MIN P 12 23 2 18 3 1 .870 1.67
1969 18 Twins GULF Rk MIN P 7 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.14
1969 18 Orlando FLOR A MIN P 6 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.33
1970 19 Evansville AA AAA MIN P 8 16 6 9 1 0 .938 1.88
1970 19 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 27 164.0 22 5 16 1 1 .955 1.15 0.78
1971 20 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 38 278.0 59 19 38 2 0 .966 1.85 1.50
1972 21 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 39 287.0 66 18 45 3 4 .955 1.98 1.62
1973 22 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 40 325.0 56 21 34 1 0 .982 1.52 1.38
1974 23 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 37 281.0 56 19 34 3 2 .946 1.70 1.43
1975 24 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 35 276.0 70 16 48 6 5 .914 2.09 1.83
1976 25 2 Teams AL MLB TEX-MIN P 36 297.0 66 22 44 0 4 1.000 2.00 1.83
1976 25 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 12 95.0 18 5 13 0 1 1.000 1.71 1.50
1976 25 Texas AL MLB TEX P 24 202.0 48 17 31 0 3 1.000 2.14 2.00
1977 26 Texas AL MLB TEX P 30 235.0 46 10 35 1 4 .978 1.72 1.50
1978 27 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 34 244.0 53 11 41 1 4 .981 1.92 1.53
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1979 28 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 37 237.0 34 14 20 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.92
1980 29 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 34 217.0 42 10 30 2 2 .952 1.66 1.18
1981 30 Cleveland AL MLB CLE P 20 159.0 26 9 16 1 2 .962 1.42 1.25
1982 31 Cleveland AL MLB CLE P 4 20.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.00
1983 32 Cleveland AL MLB CLE P 24 156.0 34 7 26 1 3 .971 1.90 1.38
1984 33 Cleveland AL MLB CLE P 33 245.0 53 21 30 2 2 .962 1.87 1.55
1985 34 2 Teams AL MLB CLE-MIN P 37 294.0 49 17 32 0 2 1.000 1.50 1.32
1985 34 Cleveland AL MLB CLE P 23 180.0 30 11 19 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.30
1985 34 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 14 114.0 19 6 13 0 2 1.000 1.50 1.36
1986 35 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 36 272.0 46 15 31 0 0 1.000 1.52 1.28
1987 36 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 37 267.0 64 17 43 4 3 .938 2.02 1.62
1988 37 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 33 207.0 35 12 22 1 3 .971 1.48 1.03
1989 38 California AL MLB CAL P 33 241.0 52 14 38 0 6 1.000 1.94 1.58
1990 39 California AL MLB CAL P 23 134.0 28 3 24 1 0 .964 1.81 1.17
1992 41 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CAL P 7 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 1.43
1992 41 Midland TL AA CAL P 5 7 0 7 0 0 1.000 1.40
1992 41 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL P 2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1992 41 California AL MLB CAL P 25 133.0 18 5 13 0 1 1.000 1.22 0.72
MLB (22 seasons) MLB P 692 4969.0 979 287 662 30 48 .969 1.72 1.37
Minors (3 seasons) Minors P 28 36 10 25 1 0 .972 1.25
All Levels (23 Seasons) P 732 4969.0 1038 299 705 34 49 .967 1.72 1.37
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1969 18 Orlando Twins Florida State League A
1969 18 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk
1969 18 FIL Twins Florida Instructional League North WRk
1970 19 Evansville Triplets American Association AAA
1970 19 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1970-06-05 1970-09-30
1971 20 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1971-04-07 1971-09-29
1972 21 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-04
1973 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-30
1974 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1974-04-05 1974-09-29
1975 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1975-04-08 1975-09-27
1976 25 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1976-04-09 1976-05-31
1976 25 Texas Rangers American League MLB 2 1976-06-05 1976-10-02
1977 26 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-09-22
1978 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1978-04-08 1978-10-01
1979 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1979-04-06 1979-09-29
1980 29 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-09-28
1981 30 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1981-04-11 1981-09-19
1982 31 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1982-04-15 1982-05-01
1983 32 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1983-04-06 1983-09-12
1984 33 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1984-04-06 1984-09-30
1985 34 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1985-04-08 1985-07-29
1985 34 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 2 1985-08-03 1985-10-05
1986 35 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1986-04-11 1986-10-04
1987 36 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1987-04-07 1987-10-03
1988 37 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1988-04-08 1988-09-28
1989 38 California Angels American League MLB 1 1989-04-06 1989-09-28
1990 39 California Angels American League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-08-10
1991 40 Injured
1992 41 Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League AAA
1992 41 Midland Angels Texas League AA
1992 41 California Angels American League MLB 1 1992-05-19 1992-10-04

Sabr ID: 86826f24

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