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04-24-2001, 10:14 PM
What non-American pitcher won 15+ ten times in addition to finishing in the Top Ten for Ks (in his league) 15 times in a 17 year period? Come on, from your head, without looking it up. :nono:
04-25-2001, 02:46 AM
The first impluse is to think of Latino players (My first thought was Marichal), but in fact the answer is Bert Blyleven, who was born in the Netherlands.
04-25-2001, 06:45 AM
Was this one too easy?
I tried to throw some of the track with the non-native mention. :blush:
04-25-2001, 10:28 AM
No, it was hard. Also throwing you off track was talking about wins initially instead of K's. When you think about wins, you go nuts, because there isn't a Latino player with more than 250. (I think Dennis Martinez is tops somewhere in the 240's.)
Once you focus on K's, you mentally roll down the list of K leaders, and you come upon Blyleven quickly (Ryan, Carlton, Blyleven). Then I thought, "Hey, wait a minute...isn't he Dutch?"
04-25-2001, 12:02 PM
Funny - I was going to do HRs allowed (not Ks) - - but thought that would point to Bert even faster!
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