Texas Rangers: Bert Blyleven

Rangers honor Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven

July, 27, 2011
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- New Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven has been honored by the Texas Rangers, one of his former teams.

Blyleven returned to work Wednesday as a broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, who are playing in Texas.

The Rangers gave out cards commemorating Blyleven's time with Texas, which acquired the right-hander from Minnesota on June 1, 1976. He made 54 starts for the Rangers, including a no-hitter in his last start with Texas on Sept. 22, 1977.

Blyleven threw a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Blyleven was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday as a Twin. His 22-year major league career started in Minnesota, and he was part of the 1987 World Series championship in a second stint with the Twins.

Twins to honor Blyleven before Texas game

January, 28, 2011
1/28/11
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The Twins will retire Hall of Famer (he was just elected) Bert Blyleven's No. 28 jersey on July 16 before they face the Texas Rangers.

It's fitting that the Rangers are the opponent since Blyleven did pitch for Texas in 1976-77. He was traded to the Rangers in May 1976 and he ended up going 23-23 with a 2.74 ERA in Texas. That mark included a no-hitter against the California Angels on Sept. 22, 1977. It was the second no-hitter in franchise history at the time.

The Twins do like to hold these ceremonies with the Rangers in town. Last season, the Twins held a big 50-year celebration weekend during a Rangers series. Manager Ron Washington even played in a Legends game at Target Field and pulled a hamstring (he also had two singles).

Anyway, it should be a nice day and it's fitting the Rangers are going to be there.

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