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Happy birthday to Blyleven, Greene

bert blylevenBert Blyleven and Tommy Greene are celebrating no-no birthdays today.

Blyleven, the only no-hitter thrower born in the Netherlands, turns 65 today. The Texas Rangers pitcher from Zeist no-hit the California Angels on Thursday, September 22, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium. Blyleven, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, is now a color analyst for the Minnesota Twins.

Greene, who turns 49, threw a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, May 23, 1991, against the Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium.