Blyleven reaches 3,000 K's, Puckett hits for cycle (August 2, 1986)

  • Article by: HOWARD SINKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 9, 2008 - 3:36 PM

The crowd caught on early, clapping in expectation when Bert Blylevenhad two strikes on an Oakland batter, which was often. After strikingout Mike Davis on a curve in the fifth, the 3,000th strikeout ofBlyleven's career, the fans took to chanting, "Bert! Bert! Bert!" asthe strikeouts piled up.

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Bmack9May. 9, 08 8:03 PM

The biggest sports travesty has to be Bert not being in the Hall of Fame. 3000 strikeouts should make it a sure thing.

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