Hall of Famer Tony Oliva is Talkin’ 21
The Talkin’21 podcast welcomes Minnesota Twins legend Tony Oliva. His stats speak volumes. Not only was he a lifetime .304 hitter, but this 1964 AL Rookie of the Year, eight-time All-Star, and three-time AL Batting Champion from Pinar del Rio, Cuba truly personified class on and off the field.
In this episode, Oliva spoke about his love of Cuba, the extraordinary scout who signed him, a memorable 1965 All-Star Game, and the Latino trailblazers who played in that game including Roberto Clemente.
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Tony Oliva spoke fondly of “The Great One” and shared where he was when Clemente tragically died in 1972. He truly believes this Pittsburgh Pirates icon’s number should be retired throughout MLB.
About Talkin’ 21
Welcome to the Talkin’ 21 Podcast. Every week, we discuss, delve into, and deliver fascinating first-person stories from guests who are connected to the late Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente Walker.
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