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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 23, 2018

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Bert Blyleven

Today in Tribe History: January 5, 2011

January 5, 2018 |

A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 1, 1985

August 1, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians send the oft-injured and recent American League All-Star pitcher Bert Blyleven back to the team that drafted him in a five-player swap with the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 24, 2011

July 24, 2017 |

Two former Indians stars are among those celebrated on this date at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 5, 2011

January 5, 2017 |

A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 1, 1985

August 1, 2016 |

The Cleveland Indians send the oft-injured and recent American League All-Star pitcher Bert Blyleven back to the team that drafted him in a five-player swap with the Minnesota Twins. Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 24, 2011

July 24, 2016 |

A pair of former Indians stars is among the three men celebrated on this date at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ex-Indians infielder Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven are joined by longtime Toronto, Baltimore, Seattle, and Philadelphia general manager Pat Gillick in the annual inductions in Cooperstown, New York. Read More

Shared Pasts United Blyleven and Alomar Long Before Cooperstown

January 6, 2016 |

It has been more than a few years since the Cleveland Indians organization last saw one of its own recognized for his contributions to the game with a spot in Cooperstown, New York, in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were recognized by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in January of 2011 with their selections for the Hall. Their paths to baseball immortality took different courses and spanned much different eras, but each ended up earning baseball’s top honor. Despite playing in Cleveland decades apart, the two Hall of Famers’ pasts were uniquely entwined with one another. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 5, 2011

January 5, 2016 |

A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.

Alomar achieves the honor in just his second year of eligibility. He was a 12-time All-Star and ten-time … Read More

Today in Tribe History: August 1, 1985

August 1, 2015 |

1985 – The Cleveland Indians send the oft-injured and recent American League All-Star pitcher Bert Blyleven back to the team that drafted him in a five-player swap with the Minnesota Twins.

The “Frying Dutchman” spent parts of his first seven … Read More

Today in Tribe History: July 24, 2011

July 24, 2015 |

2011 – A pair of former Indians stars is among the three men celebrated on this date at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ex-Indians infielder Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven are joined by longtime Toronto, Baltimore, Seattle, and … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 5, 2011

January 5, 2015 |

A pair of ex-Indians players, second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven, are announced as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees.

Alomar achieves the honor in just his second year of eligibility. He was a 12-time All-Star and ten-time … Read More

Catching Up With Bert Blyleven

September 20, 2014 |

While Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven is certainly best known for his 11 seasons playing for and 19 seasons broadcasting games for the Minnesota Twins, he also spent nearly half a decade pitching on the shores of Lake Erie for the Cleveland Indians in the early 1980’s.

“I came here in 1981 from Pittsburgh and we had just won the World Series in ’79 with the Pirates,” Blyleven said.  “At that time (the Indians had) a pretty good offensive ballclub.  The defense lacked a little bit and they needed starting pitching and I felt that I could help in that department.”

It was true.  Prior to his arrival, the Tribe had three .300 hitters in their starting nine and then three more that were over .280.  The starting staff, however, featured Len Barker and then a half-dozen other arms that either finished with a record under .500 or had an ERA over 5.00 for the 1980 season. Read More