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Posts Tagged ‘Bert Blyleven.’

New Dodgers pitcher Greinke joined select group of pitchers with 200 strikeouts for two or more MLB teams in one season

Zack Greinke (photo by Jninja via wikipedia commons)

Much-traveled pitching ace Zack Greinke has joined a very select group of pitchers who have struck out at least 200 batters for two or more teams in one season.

The right-handed ace joined Randy Johnson, Earl Wilson, Gaylord Perry, Bert Blyleven, Rick Sutcliffe, David Cone, Mark Langston and Frank Viola from many years ago.

Blyleven did it two times in 1976 with the Twins and Rangers totaling 219 K’s and in 1985 with the Indians and Twins totaling 206.

Most recent pitchers prior to 2012 joining the select group includes C.C. Sabathia in 2008 with 251 strikeouts with the Indians and Brewers, 2010 Dan Haren with Arizona and the Angels, 216 K’s.

In becoming the 11th pitcher to join the group, Greinke struckout 200 batters for the Brewers and Angels.

 

 

Info compiled from MLB, Radio Sports talk shows

Blue Jays to retire Alomar’s number 12

Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays media guide photo)

43-year-old Roberto Alomar, who played for San Diego, Toronto, Baltimore, Cleveland, the NY Mets, Arizona and twice with the Chicago White Sox, will be getting another soon.

The 2011 Hall of Fame inductee second baseman will become the first Toronto Blue Jays player to have his number retired.

Alomar, who was one of the players who helped lead the Blue Jays win back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at the Rogers Centre on July 31.

Alomar, who wore the number 12 for Toronto, compiled a .300 batting average with 2,724 hits and stole 474 bases in his career.

The brother of Sandy Alomar Jr, Roberto ended his 17-year career in 2004 with 12 All-Star Game selections and was elected along with Bert Blyleven to this year’s Hall of Fame in January 2011.

 

compiled from Toronto Blue Jays & MLB news

 

Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is out; Blyleven & Roberto Alomar highlight

Baseball Hall of Fame (courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame via Wikipedia Commons)

Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez, suspected steriod users are on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

Also on the list are two players who fell just short in last year’s voting, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar.

There are two former MVP’s on the list, Jeff Bagwell and Larry Walker and two Rookies of the Year in Benito Santiago and Raul Mondesi.

The 33-man ballot, which will be voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

compiled from staff  & Baseball news