Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend
The Baseball Books blog features Paul Hagen’s review of a new book on Twins legend Tony Oliva by Thom Henninger. Be sure to follow that blog for the latest reviews of books for baseball fans!
By Paul Hagen / MLB.com
Tony Oliva is undergoing a sort of post-career revival. Back in December, the Veterans Committee came one vote shy of electing him to the Hall of Fame. Now comes Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend by Thom Henninger.
The timing is both coincidental and fortuitous, and there’s another parallel between and present and past at work here. With the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, which was preceded by the instant impact of stars like Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu, the subject of Cuban players in the Major Leagues is back in the headlines.