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1964 Topps baseball card #316
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Eugene George Oliver (March 22, 1935 - March 3, 2007) was a catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1959 through 1969, Oliver played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959, 1961-63), Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves (1963-67), Philadelphia Phillies (1967), Boston Red Sox (1968) and Chicago Cubs (1968-69). He batted and threw right handed. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikinews has news related to: Obituaries The following is a list of notable deaths in 2007. ... Image File history File links Gene_oliver_64topps-316. ... Image File history File links Gene_oliver_64topps-316. ... Some Topps Baseball cards from 1977 The Topps Company, Inc. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36,42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) unofficially Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1883-2006) Philadelphia Quakers (1882-1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1944-1945 despite formal... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 27 • 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...


Oliver was a regular catcher for the Cardinals and Phillies, but most of his career he served as a back-up. Oliver had a strong arm and was good blocking the plate. As a batter, he had some power and decent speed for a catcher.


In 1965, Oliver reached a high-career mark of 21 home runs with the Milwaukee Braves, enabled the team to set a National League record with six 20-HR hitters in one season. The others were Hank Aaron (32), Eddie Mathews (32), Mack Jones (31), Joe Torre (27) and Felipe Alou (23). The same season, Torre, Mathews, Aaron and Oliver, hit 10th-inning home runs in a Braves victory over the Cubs, setting a major-league record for most home runs in an extra-inning game. The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Mack Jones (November 6, 1938 - June 8, 2004), nicknamed Mack The Knife, was a MLB left fielder who played for the Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves (1961-67), Cincinnati Reds (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969-71). ... Image:Joetorre. ... Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12, 1935 in Haina, Dominican Republic) was a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, and Milwaukee Brewers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...


The Philies and Braves switched catchers in 1967, with Bob Uecker going to Atlanta. After the trade, Oliver suffered a severe knee injury that shortened his career. Robert George Uecker ((IPA pronunciation: [], a homophone of the card game Euchre)(born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later an award-winning sportscaster, comedian and actor. ...


In a 10-season career, Oliver hit .246 with 93 home runs, 320 RBI, 268 runs, 111 doubles, five triples, and 24 stolen bases in 786 games. In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


In his 25 years as the affable Sgt. at Arms at Randy Hundley's Cubs Fantasy Camp in Mesa Arizona every Winter, Gene distinguished himself through hilarious stories, incredible patience and a big, round face that was ALWAYS twisted into a goofy grin. His old time baseball stories and sure hand during this most fun of weeks will be sadly, sorely and forever missed.


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Gene Oliver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
Eugene George Oliver (born March 22, 1935 in Moline, Illinois) is a former catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball.
Oliver was a regular catcher for the Cardinals and Phillies, but most of his career he served as a back-up.
Oliver had a strong arm and was good blocking the plate.
Oliver's No Gene Genie (1273 words)
Oliver first came to widespread public attention in 1976, when newspapers and magazines worldwide became interested in the strange 'chimpanzee' that New York attorney Michael Miller bought off a travelling animal-act owner called Frank Burger, allegedly for $10,000.
Oliver was transferred to the Wild Animal Training Center at Riverside, California, owned by Ken Decroo, but he was allegedly sold by Decroo in 1985.
As for Oliver's cranial morphology, ear shape, freckles and baldness, these were nothing more than individual variations, well within the range of variability exhibited by the common chimpanzee - a species that presents, in the words of primatologist Professor W.C. Osman Hill: "a bewildering variety of individual variations".
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