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Mike Blyzka

Michael John Blyzka
Born: Dec. 25, 1928 in Hamtramck, Mich.
Died: Oct. 13, 2004 in Cheyenne, Wy.
Debut: 1953 | Pos: P
H: 5'11.5" | W: 190 | B: R | T: R

YRS W L G SV IP SO ERA
2 3 11 70 1 180.2 58 5.58

>> Visit the Mike Blyzka biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Mike Blyzka, who pitched for two seasons in the major leagues, died on Oct. 13, 2004 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was 75.

In two seasons, he pitched to a 3-11 record with a 5.58 ERA in 180.2 innings pitched. He debuted with the St. Louis Browns in 1953 and followed the team to Baltimore in 1954.

He collected 2 hits in 38 bats at the major-league level and drove in a run.

In December 1954, the Orioles sent him to the New York Yankees as part of a multi-player deal that sent Bob Turley, Don Larsen and Billy Hunter to the Yankees.

According to his obituary, Blyzka served in the Army during World War II. Following his career in baseball, he worked as a bartender and a salesman.