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Associated press, Published January 27 2011

Twins to retire pitcher Blyleven’s No. 28

MINNEAPOLIS – Newly elected Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven will have his No. 28 jersey retired by the Minnesota Twins in July.

The Twins announced on Thursday they plan to hold Bert Blyleven Day, when Minnesota hosts the Kansas City Royals on July 16.

He’ll be the sixth Twins player with his number retired, joining Harmon Killebrew (No. 3), Rod Carew (No. 29), Tony Oliva (No. 6), Kent Hrbek (No. 14) and Kirby Puckett (No. 34).

Blyleven ranks first on the Twins career list in complete games (141), shutouts (29) and strikeouts (2,035), and is second in wins (149) and innings pitched (2,566 Xc).