Al Oliver

Al Oliver
Birthdate 10/14/1946
Death Date
Debut Year 1968
Year of Induction
Teams Blue Jays, Dodgers, Expos, Giants, Pirates, Rangers
Positions Center Field, First Base, Left Field

A 7-time All Star, 3-time Silver Slugger & former batting champ, Al Oliver earned MVP consideration in 10 seasons & was a World Champ in ’71.

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Al Oliver was the model of consistency from 1969-1984

Al Oliver was the model of consistency from 1969-1984

Al Oliver hit .285 with 17 homers and 70 RBI in 1969 to finish second in Rookie of the Year balloting. A model of consistency, Oliver average 167 hits per season from 1969-1984. Each season during that time he had at least 130 hits. A seven-time All Star Oliver earned 3 Silver Sluggers. In 1982 he l
Al Oliver played in the postseason 5 times from 1970-1975

Al Oliver played in the postseason 5 times from 1970-1975

Al Oliver and the Pirates were postseason mainstays in the early 70s. In the first year of the decade they dropped to Sparky Anderson’s Reds in the NLCS. The following season they returned to the championship series and beat the Giants for the NL flag. Pittsburgh then squeaked past the mighty
The Pittsburgh Pirates were the champions of baseball in 1971

The Pittsburgh Pirates were the champions of baseball in 1971

Al Oliver helped the Pirates become champions of the baseball world in 1971. As Pittsburgh’s starting centerfielder, he was flanked by Hall of Famer Willie Stargell in left, and ’71 World Series MVP Roberto Clemente in right. Under skipper Danny Murtaugh the Pirates won 97 regular-season games i
Al Oliver received support in MVP balloting in ten seasons

Al Oliver received support in MVP balloting in ten seasons

A World Series champion with the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, Al Oliver was a seven-time All Star who appeared on MVP ballots in ten different seasons. Largely overlooked today, Oliver was the 1982 National League batting champ and earned three Silver Slugger Awards. Shown here is
Al Oliver's career numbers put him in the Cooperstown conversation

Al Oliver's career numbers put him in the Cooperstown conversation

The runner up in 1969 Rookie of the Year balloting, Oliver completed his career with 2,743 hits and a .303 lifetime average. His finest season came in 1982 when he paced the NL in hits, doubled, batting average, runs batted in, and total bases. Oliver was a 7-time All Star with three Silver Sluggers

2 responses to “Al Oliver”

  1. Vince Souslin says:

    Al Oliver should be highly considered for HOF.

  2. Bruce Roth says:

    There is no doubt that Oliver should be in the Hall, his numbers are far better than a lot of those that were already been put in.

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