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The Resource Tony Oliva : the life and times of a Minnesota Twins legend, Thom Henninger ; foreword by Patrick Reusse

Tony Oliva : the life and times of a Minnesota Twins legend, Thom Henninger ; foreword by Patrick Reusse

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Tony Oliva : the life and times of a Minnesota Twins legend
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Tony Oliva
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the life and times of a Minnesota Twins legend
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Thom Henninger ; foreword by Patrick Reusse
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If not for the botched Bay of Pigs invasion, Minnesota might never have known one of its most popular baseball players, Twins three-time batting champion and eight-time All-Star Tony Oliva. In April 1961, the twenty-two-year-old Cuban prospect failed to impress the Twins in a tryout, but the sudden rupture in U.S.–Cuba relations made a return visa all but impossible. The story of how Oliva’s unexpected stay led to a second chance and success with the Twins—as well as decades of personal and cultural isolation—is told for the first time in this full-scale biography of the man the fans affectionately call zTony O.yWith unprecedented access to the very private Oliva, baseball writer Thom Henninger captures what life was like for the Cuban newcomer as he adjusted to major league play and American culture—and at the same time managed to earn Rookie of the Year honors and win the American League batting title in his first two seasons, all while playing with a knuckle injury. Packed with never-before-published photographs, the book follows Oliva through the 1965 season, all the way to the World Series, and then, with repaired knuckle and knee, into one of the most dramatic pennant races in baseball history in 1967. Through the voices of Oliva, his family, and his teammates—including the Cuban players who shared his cultural challenges and the future Hall of Famers he mentored, Rod Carew and Kirby Puckett—the personal and professional highs and lows of the years come alive: the Gold Glove Award in 1966, a third batting title in 1971, the devastating injury that curtailed his career, and, through it all, the struggle to build a family and recover the large and close-knit one he had left behind in Cuba. Nearly forty years after Oliva’s retirement, the debate continues over whether his injury-shortened career was Hall of Fame caliber—a question that gets a measured and resounding answer here
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Tony Oliva : the life and times of a Minnesota Twins legend, Thom Henninger ; foreword by Patrick Reusse
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Tony Oliva : the life and times of a Minnesota Twins legend, Thom Henninger ; foreword by Patrick Reusse
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctt14jxvsg
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Young Pedro -- Life after Cuba closes -- The Minor Leagues -- A fast start to a Big League career -- Injured rookie wins unprecedented batting crown -- Oliva leads pennant push -- Life's highs and lows -- The great pennant race of 1967 -- Marriage and family in the Year of the Pitcher -- Baseball's summer of change -- Twins repeat with a new Bill in charge -- Family reunions and the career-changing knee injury -- The extremes of 1972 -- The final years as a player -- Tony O: The Man -- The Hall of Fame question
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