Tony Oliva One of Cuban Players Who Impacted Baseball

Tony Oliva had an all-star career in the Major Leagues during the 1960s. Some believe he should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, recently coming one vote short of election by the Veterans Committee. He was one of several players who left Cuba under the Castro regime to play baseball in the US. His book telling of his journey to the United States during a highly political time was recently released. It is titled “Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twin.”

Tony’s father, Pedro was a star baseball player in Cuba. His brother, Juan, also played briefly in the minor leagues in the US.

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