Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend

Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816694891
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 04/08/2015
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,234,160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Thom Henninger, a St. Paul native and lifelong Twins fan, is associate editor at Baseball Digest. His work has appeared in ESPN Insider, and for more than seventeen years he wrote for STATS LLC, where his column “Thom’s Take” ran weekly. He has authored player profiles for Baseball America and contributed to Play It Again: Baseball Experts on What Might Have Been.

Patrick Reusse is a sportswriter and radio personality in the Twin Cities. He writes weekly columns for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword
Patrick Reusse
Preface
1. Young Pedro
2. Life after Cuba Closes
3. The Minor Leagues
4. A Fast Start to a Big League Career
5. Injured Rookie Wins Unprecedented Batting Crown
6. Oliva Leads Pennant Push
7. Life’s Highs and Lows
8. The Great Pennant Race of 1967
9. Marriage and Family in the Year of the Pitcher
10. Baseball’s Summer of Change
11. Twins Repeat with a New Bill in Charge
12. Family Reunions and the Career-Changing Knee Injury
13. The Extremes of 1972
14. The Final Years as a Player
15. Tony O: The Man
Epilogue: The Hall of Fame Question
Acknowledgments
Index

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Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a big Tony Olivia fan my whole life and was really looking forward to this book. Save your money, this is the most dreadfully boring book I've read in a long time. It is page after page of Olivia went 2 for 4, Olivia went 1 for 5, Olivia went 3 for 5, ect, ect. If you want to know about Tony Olivia the person it tells you very little.