Team: 1970 Minnesota Twins
Born:April 6, 1951, in Zeist, Netherlands
School:Santiago High School (Garden Grove, California)
MLB career:22 years (1970–92)
Teams:Minnesota Twins (1970–76, 1985–88), Texas Rangers (1976–77), Pittsburgh Pirates (1978–80), Cleveland Indians (1981–85), California Angels (1989–92)
Career stats:4,970.0, 287 wins, 250 losses, 3.31 ERA, 94.4 WAR
Stats as teen: 164 IP, 10 wins, 9 losses, 3.18 ERA, 2.2 WAR
Bottom line:Bert Blyleven debuted on June 5, 1970, becoming the youngest major league player that season. After serving up a leadoff homer to start the game, he kept the opposing Washington Senators off the board for the next seven innings and earned the win.
Perhaps the most impressive feat of his teenage season came in his Sept. 16 start against the California Angels, when he struck out the first six batters he faced, to tie a then-American League record. The Sporting News named Blyleven the AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year.