A Three-Time Batting Champion Signing (Video)

Tony Oliva is a former All-Star outfielder for the Minnesota Twins. Oliva, a native of Cuba, played his entire career for the Twins, from 1962-1976. In his time in the big leagues, Oliva earned the 1964 American League Rookie of the Year award, won three American League batting titles and made eight All-Star appearances.

The now 74-year-old was part of a young crop of players that provided many thrills for Twins fans in 1960's and early 1970's. The biggest accomplishment of that era occurred when Minnesota won the American League pennant in 1965.

As a result of the above résumé, Oliva is considered a legend among Twins fans. Oliva has a bronze statue outside of Target Field and is also a member of the Twins Hall of Fame. He is not part of the baseball Hall of Fame, but many people feel that his stats are worthy of induction.

Saturday, per the above iFolloSports.com original video, Oliva is shown signing autographs at Fan HQ Sports Apparel And Collectables, in the Twin Cities suburb of Minnetonka, Minnesota. The appearance brought out a large combination of both younger and older generations of Upper Midwest baseball fans.

 

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