Al Oliver Speaker Profile
Retired First Baseman & Outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Al Oliver Biography
Al Oliver was born October 14, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio andis a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his 18-year career,he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-77), Texas Rangers (1978-81),Montreal Expos (1982-83), San Francisco Giants (1984), Philadelphia Phillies(1984), Los Angeles Dodgers (1985) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). Nicknamed"Scoop", Oliver batted and threw left-handed.
Oliver was a center fielder who also played left and rightas well as first base. He was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in1964. From 1970 to 1976 he played on five Pirates division champions, includingthe team that defeated the Orioles in the 1971 World Series.
Al Oliver was a career .303 hitter with 219 home runs and 1326 RBI in 2368games. He batted .300 or more eleven times and retired with 2,743 hits (45th onthe all-time list). He also ranks among all-time top 50 in games played (2368),total bases (4083), RBI (1326) and extra-base hits (825). He was among theleague's top ten in doubles nine times and among the league's top ten in hitsnine times as well and finished in the top ten in batting average nine times.Five times he was among the league's top ten in total bases and four times hewas in the top ten in RBIs. Because of these feats, his name has been mentionedmore than once as a possible inductee into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
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Posted on 27 September 2014 | 4:47 pm
Former Texas Rangers outfielder Al Oliver will be signing copies of his new book, "Life is a Hit; Don't Strike Out", in the Majestic Grand Slam Shop at Globe Life Park on this Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27. Both signings will be from 4:00 p.m. to closing. The first copies of his book will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 30, but through Oliver's appearance on...[Read More]
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