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Stats guru who helped propel Blyleven into Baseball Hall less high on Morris

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

St. Paul native and one-year Minnesota Twin Jack Morris will return to the ballot a 14th year, which is how long it took another former Twin, Bert Blyleven, to get elected. Continue Reading

Alomar, Blyleven and Gillick enter Baseball HOF

July 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long since forgotten. Bert Blyleven was more composed but moved nonetheless as he stared at his 85-year-old mother and reminisced about his late father. Continue Reading

Hall of Fame inductee Blyleven’s major-league debut a joke, a blast and a win

July 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former pitcher Bert Blyleven, who plans to use his allotted 45 minutes to speak during his induction to baseball’s Hall of Fame, is expected to recall his days as a 19-year-old rookie in 1970 with the Minnesota Twins. Continue Reading

Twins to retire Blyleven’s jersey today

July 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s Bert’s turn to be circled. The Minnesota Twins will hold a pregame ceremony tonight to retire pitcher Bert Blyleven’s No. 28 jersey and honor Blyleven’s induction into the baseball Hall of Fame next weekend. Continue Reading

Blyleven and Alomar ready for Hall of Fame

July 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Bert Blyleven, who won 287 games in a 22-year major league career, will be inducted July 24 with infielder Roberto Alomar and front-office guru Pat Gillick. “I’m going to be in awe,” Blyleven said. “We all have dreams as kids. You don’t know where it’s going to head.” Continue Reading

Teammates, family honor Killebrew at funeral in Arizona

May 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew was remembered for his kindness and respect for all those he encountered in a moving funeral service today. Continue Reading

TWINS: Pitcher Bert Blyleven tours Baseball Hall of Fame

May 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It didn’t take long for Bert Blyleven to feel at home in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. As soon as he sat down in the Grandstand Theater, the notorious prankster was in high gear.
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COMMENTARY: Blyleven gets greatest lift baseball can provide

January 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It has been a long and sometimes arduous road to Cooperstown for Bert Blyleven. There have been times he was barely able to conceal his anger at the baseball writers for failing to vote him in. His tone took a decided turn for the worse after his father, Joe, died of Parkinson’s disease in 2004. Continue Reading

Blyleven elected to Hall of Fame

January 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Continue Reading

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Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar elected to Hall of Fame

January 5, 2011 in INFORUM

NEW YORK Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar and have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Alomar and Blyleven were chosen Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after narrow misses last year. Continue Reading

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