Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Twins to Retire #28, Pick up Former Royal

The Minnesota Twins will immortalize Bert Blyleven's jersey number this 2011 season. No. 28 will be retired on July 16th, just eight days before he enters the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. (makes me hate the Yankees even more when I have to write about New York).

Blyleven won 287 games in his career and ranks 5th in MLB history with 3,701 strikeouts. He will join Harm Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, and Kirby Puckett who have all had their respective numbers retired.

Dusty Hughes, the left-handed pitcher, was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins. Last year, he played in 57 games with a 1-3 record and a 3.83 ERA for the Kansas City Royals. Quite a feat since the Royals only won five games.

Hughes' first win came against the Chicago White Sox on May 14th-- I like him already. And still hate the White Sox.

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