Bert was elected into the 2011 class
                         of the Baseball Hall of Fame with 79.7 percent of the vote                          and was inducted on July 24, 2011 in Cooperstown, NY.

               Senator Franken Pays Tribute
                         to Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven
                         on Floor of U.S. Senate:

WASHINGTON, D.C. [07/28/11]—
                    U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) today paid tribute
                    to the accomplishments of former Minnesota Twins
                    pitcher and current team broadcaster Bert Blyleven,
                    who was inducted into the Major League Baseball
                    Hall of Fame Sunday.

                         (click here to read full text of Sen. Franken's statement)


        From Jim Shouhan, Mpls StarTribune:

              The best of Bert
                   A look at some of Bert Blyleven's comments during his
                   induction speech for the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday:

                   Recalling his inadvertent cursing during a live pregame
                   broadcast: "I guess I have to ask the first thing over here
                   to camera:  Are we live? OK, just want to make sure.''

                   "I've been very fortunate in my life to play a kids' game
                     for 22 seasons.''

                   "I'm very proud to be inducted in as a Minnesota Twin.''

                   Recalling his father Joe, who died in 2004:  "I wish he
                   was here. But you know, Mom, I know he's up there looking                    down right now. Mommy, I love you.''

                   "Hopefully one day other great players like Jim Kaat, Tony                      Oliva, Tommy John, will be sitting up here with us.''

                   "I am very thankful for this honor. And you are all hereby                      circled.''


Read the article from Twins Magazine:
                                                  (click on the cover)









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