Tonight we asked…
#FTFTrvia Who is the most recent hall of fame inductee that played for the Pirates at one point in their career?
— Forbes to Federal (@ForbesToFederal) January 10, 2013
…and the answer to tonight’s #FTFTrivia is…
The Dutchman was inducted into Cooperstown in 2011 as a Minnesota Twin, where he spent most of his career, but was a key part of the Bucs’ success in the late 70s. With the Pirates, Blyleven earned 34 of his 287 career wins and recorded 522 of his 3,701 career strikeouts, which is good for 5th best all-time. In the 1979 World Series, he started and won Game 5 with the Pirates down three games to one. His career in Pittsburgh ended with him threatening to retire if he wasn’t traded, but he went on to put up dominating numbers with a few different teams. In his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, Blyleven received only 17% of the votes, but eventually broke the 75% mark needed in his 14th year of eligibility.
Congrats to tonight’s winners: @MattWeaver_21, @Zach_Morrison1, @SpinuptheFTL, and @mark_quis.
Thanks to all who participated, and tune in next time for another edition of #FTFTrivia.