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Tony OlivaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1961-1976 MLB Years: 1962-1976
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PositionsOF-1178, DH-406Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NamePedro (Lopez) Oliva
Height6-2Weight190BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 20,1938 [80.119]PlacePinar del Rio,Cuba

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1961 by the Minnesota Twins.
Signing ScoutsJoe Cambria
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1962 [24.051]
OrganizationsMIN [16] Awards3Awards Voting9-588
TBC Player ID16135Retrosheet IDolivt102MLBAM ID119980
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1964 ... The Minnesota Twins retired his #6 on July 14,1991
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed62Power71Contact82XBH62RBIs82Runs51Hitting88Durability61Team.536Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1961WythevilleAppRk-2264249551021561081000000000.410.410.6391.04915931249.385.229.229.4570.000.000.004.0224.9030.39
1962CharlotteSALA-23127469711643561793000000000.350.350.559.90926258469.325.209.209.3970.000.000.003.6227.5935.37
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37of2399341003003200000.444.583.5561.1395112.571.112.444.51125.0016.670.670.000.0025.00
1963Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin372477030001000200000.429.429.429.858307.600.000.000.3840.0028.570.000.000.000.00
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37of251616721092174393294126346863389.323.359.557.91637484718.322.234.293.3974.749.472.004.4621.0038.71
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of26149576107185405169819955644210128.321.378.491.86928361647.334.170.283.3778.509.891.162.4736.0032.97
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of2715962299191327258713742725261016.307.353.502.85531264677.313.195.272.3696.2010.641.713.6924.8833.51
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of281465577616134617831134461815129.289.347.463.81025857615.298.174.268.3577.159.921.392.7632.7635.40
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of2912847054136245186810945617151610.289.357.477.83422447528.298.188.285.3698.5211.551.363.4126.1134.56
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of301536379719739424101101345663251210.309.355.496.85131667692.313.187.253.3766.509.541.473.4726.5434.01
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of3115762896204367231075438673141216.325.364.514.87832366674.334.189.252.3835.649.941.763.4127.3032.35
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of32126487731643032281412544204821.337.369.546.91526655518.334.209.267.4054.838.491.764.2522.1433.54
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6of331028191001002500001.321.367.357.72410130.391.036.107.3346.6716.672.500.000.0011.11
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6dh341465716316620016922145444041413.291.345.410.75523436624.291.119.200.3357.217.050.982.5635.6921.69
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6dh351274594313116213570127312241114.285.325.414.73919031494.282.129.185.3295.476.281.152.6335.3123.66
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6dh3613145546123100135801414513061510.270.344.378.72217223515.273.108.196.3247.968.741.102.5235.0018.70
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin6dh3767123326301160021320112.211.234.260.494324128.227.049.065.2271.5610.166.500.78123.0015.38
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter167663018701917329482209478655448645591457131139.304.353.476.82930025976879.309.172.248.0006.519.381.443.2028.6431.14
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter191718126266501227174000000000.370.370.586.95642189718.346.216.216.0000.000.000.003.7626.5933.46
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter127469711643561793000000000.350.350.559.90926258469.325.209.209.0000.000.000.003.6227.5935.37
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter64249551021561081000000000.410.410.6391.04915931249.385.229.229.0000.000.000.004.0224.9030.39
Minnesota Twins Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter167663018701917329482209478655448645591457131139.304.353.476.82930025976879.309.172.248.0006.519.381.443.2028.6431.14
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626098418532521928543626161313.304.353.476.82929058665.309.172.248.0006.519.381.443.2028.6431.14
Average Minor - Per 162 games162609107226421023148000000000.370.370.586.95635775609.346.216.216.0000.000.000.003.7626.5933.46

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23OF2--3---331.0001.50------922.21.2
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25OF159--31356-324318.9812.00------16198.898.1
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26OF147--28410113305294.9642.00------14998.790.7
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27OF159--3359103354344.9722.16------159100.098.1
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28OF146--286842298294.9872.01------146100.090.1
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29OF126--227741238234.9831.86------12898.477.8
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30OF152--3111463331325.9822.14------15399.393.8
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31OF157--35112124375363.9682.31------157100.096.9
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32OF121--216673229222.9691.83------12696.075.6
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33OF9-546-1-76.8570.670.11-----1090.05.8
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34DH142---------------14697.387.7
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin35DH112---------------12788.269.1
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36DH120---------------13191.675.5
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37DH32---------------6747.819.8
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF1178-54233271611924642403.9752.0444.50-----11780.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH406---------------4060.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23---------2-
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25---------159-
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26---------147-
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27---------159-
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28---------146-
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29---------126-
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30---------152-
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31---------157-
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32---------121-
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33---------9-
1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34----------142
1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin35----------112
1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36----------120
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin37----------32

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB26726251012001600000.192.222.346.5689227.211.154.1923.7022.226.003.7026.0040.00
1969Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB30313352012101300000.385.429.7691.19810314.444.384.5387.1421.433.007.1413.0060.00
1970Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB31312262011000100000.500.500.9171.41711312.500.417.4170.008.330.008.3312.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs6255114023101400000.440.462.8401.30221626.474.400.4803.8515.384.007.6912.5054.55
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs726251012001600000.192.222.346.5689227.211.154.1923.7022.226.003.7026.0040.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin37Hitting Coach1628577.5255.03Gene Mauch
1977Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin38Hitting Coach1618477.52217.54Gene Mauch
1978Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin39Hitting Coach1627389.45119.04Gene Mauch
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin46Hitting Coach1627785.47514.04Ray Miller,Billy Gardner
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin47Hitting Coach1627191.43821.06Ray Miller,Tom Kelly
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin48Hitting Coach1628577.525--1Tom KellyWon World Series (Cardinals)
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin49Hitting Coach1629171.56213.02Tom Kelly
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin50Hitting Coach1628082.49419.05Tom Kelly
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin51Hitting Coach1627488.45729.07Tom Kelly
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin52Bench Coach1629567.586--1Tom KellyWon World Series (Braves)
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin71Broadcaster1629468.580--1Ron GardenhireLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1964American League Rookie of the Year1
1966American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
1974American League Player of the Week (June 24-June 30)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1961-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Twins. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.