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July 20: Happy birthday Tony Oliva, one of the great Cuban hitters in major league history!

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We say happy birthday to Tony Oliva.   He was born in Cuba on July 20, 1940 and escaped to the US in 1961.

He won batting titles in 1964, 1965 and 1971.  Unfortunately, injuries cut short his career in the 1970’s.

He finished with a .304 average, 1917 hits, 220 Hrs & 947 RBI.

What if he had played 2,500 games rather than 1,676?   The answer is 3,000 hits and probably one or two more batting titles.

One of the greatest Cuban players in major league history!


Written by scantojr

July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

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