The Minnesota Twins have announced that last night was Bert Blyleven's final broadcast for the team. Blyleven served as a TV analyst for the team for the past 25 seasons.


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Blyleven pitched for 22 seasons with the Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates, with a career record of 287-250. His career included World Series Championships with the Pirates in 1979 and the Twins in 1987 -- finally being elected into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Netherlands-born Blyleven is fifth on the Major League Baseball all-time strikeout list with 3,071 K's.

Blyleven began working for the Twins as a television analyst in 1996 on the Midwest Sports Channel, and more recently on Fox Sports North, where he was known for his 'Circle Me Bert' moments with fans in the stands.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.