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Tony Oliva    \aw-LEE-vah\

Tony Pedro Oliva
also known as Pedro Oliva

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 20, 1938 in Pinar del Rio, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1962 (Age 24.051)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Team: Twins 1962-1976

Final Game: September 29, 1976 (Age 38.071)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1962 MIN AL 23 OF 2 2 1 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.70 1.50 .980 2.16 2.20
1962 MIN AL 23 RF 2 2 1 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.70 1.50 .980 1.98 2.00
1964 MIN AL 25 OF 159 159 151 1435.2 324 313 5 6 0 .981 6 5 1.99 2.00 .980 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-4,RoY-1
1964 MIN AL 25 RF 154 150 146 1355.2 300 290 4 6 0 .980 4 4 1.95 1.91 .984 1.88 1.87 AS,MVP-4,RoY-1
1964 MIN AL 25 CF 9 9 5 77.2 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 2 25 2.78 2.67 .981 2.46 2.44 AS,MVP-4,RoY-1
1964 MIN AL 25 LF 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -103 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.80 AS,MVP-4,RoY-1
1965 MIN AL 26 OF 147 145 130 1280.1 305 284 10 11 3 .964 6 6 2.07 2.00 .978 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-2
1965 MIN AL 26 RF 141 139 127 1232.2 295 274 10 11 4 .963 7 7 2.07 2.01 .978 1.85 1.84 AS,MVP-2
1965 MIN AL 26 CF 10 6 3 47.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -23 1.89 1.00 .979 2.40 2.40 AS,MVP-2
1966 MIN AL 27 OF 159 157 156 1398.2 354 335 9 10 3 .972 15 13 2.21 2.16 .982 2.10 2.10 AS,MVP-6,GG
1966 MIN AL 27 RF 140 138 137 1229.2 316 299 9 8 3 .975 18 17 2.25 2.20 .979 1.94 1.94 AS,MVP-6,GG
1966 MIN AL 27 CF 19 19 19 169.0 41 38 1 2 0 .951 -3 -20 2.08 2.05 .986 2.52 2.52 AS,MVP-6,GG
1967 MIN AL 28 OF 146 145 138 1281.2 298 286 8 4 2 .987 5 5 2.06 2.01 .980 2.05 2.06 AS,MVP-19
1967 MIN AL 28 RF 146 145 138 1281.2 299 287 8 4 2 .987 5 5 2.07 2.02 .981 1.82 1.82 AS,MVP-19
1968 MIN AL 29 OF 126 126 120 1099.1 238 227 7 4 1 .983 2 2 1.92 1.86 .981 2.08 2.07 AS,MVP-19
1968 MIN AL 29 RF 126 126 120 1099.1 240 229 7 4 1 .983 2 2 1.93 1.87 .977 1.88 1.87 AS,MVP-19
1969 MIN AL 30 OF 152 151 144 1370.0 331 311 14 6 3 .982 11 10 2.14 2.14 .978 2.13 2.13 AS,MVP-15
1969 MIN AL 30 RF 152 151 144 1370.0 335 315 14 6 3 .982 11 10 2.16 2.16 .974 1.91 1.91 AS,MVP-15
1970 MIN AL 31 OF 157 156 149 1375.2 375 351 12 12 4 .968 21 18 2.37 2.31 .980 2.14 2.13 AS,MVP-2
1970 MIN AL 31 RF 154 152 146 1344.2 370 346 12 12 4 .968 21 19 2.40 2.32 .975 1.98 1.97 AS,MVP-2
1970 MIN AL 31 CF 4 4 3 31.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 3.19 2.75 .985 2.61 2.60 AS,MVP-2
1971 MIN AL 32 OF 121 120 98 1018.0 229 216 6 7 3 .969 -9 -11 1.96 1.83 .982 2.24 2.22 AS,MVP-10
1971 MIN AL 32 RF 121 120 98 1018.0 229 216 6 7 3 .969 -9 -11 1.96 1.83 .980 2.05 2.04 AS,MVP-10
1972 MIN AL 33 OF 9 9 1 54.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -2 -38 1.00 0.67 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 MIN AL 33 LF 8 8 0 46.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 0.98 0.63 .980 1.90 1.89
1972 MIN AL 33 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -0 -75 1.12 1.00 .980 2.14 2.10
1973 MIN AL 34 DH 142 138
1974 MIN AL 35 DH 112 110
1975 MIN AL 36 DH 120 118
1976 MIN AL 37 DH 32 28
10 Seasons OF 1178 1170 1088 10323.1 2464 2332 71 61 19 .975 56 6 2.09 2.04 .980 2.10 2.09
10 Seasons RF 1137 1124 1058 9949.2 2389 2260 70 59 20 .975 59 7 2.11 2.05 .978 1.91 1.91
4 Seasons DH 406 394
4 Seasons CF 42 38 30 325.1 86 83 1 2 0 .977 -2 -8 2.32 2.00 .984 2.50 2.48
2 Seasons LF 10 8 0 48.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -35 0.93 0.50 .980 1.90 1.87
15 Seasons TOT 1178 1170 1088 10323.1 2464 2332 71 61 19 .975 56 6 2.09 2.04 .980 2.10 2.09
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1962 MIN AL 23 RF 0 60 0 0 0 0
1964 MIN AL 25 RF 4 4 6 4 3 -2
1964 MIN AL 25 CF 2 25 2 0 1 0
1964 MIN AL 25 LF -0 -103 -0 0 -0 0
1965 MIN AL 26 RF 7 7 8 2 6 -1
1965 MIN AL 26 CF -1 -23 -1 -1 0 0
1966 MIN AL 27 RF 18 17 15 8 6 3
1966 MIN AL 27 CF -3 -20 -3 -3 1 0
1967 MIN AL 28 RF 5 5 2 2 1 3
1968 MIN AL 29 RF 2 2 1 -1 1 1
1969 MIN AL 30 RF 11 10 6 13 -6 5
1970 MIN AL 31 RF 21 19 15 6 9 6
1970 MIN AL 31 CF -0 -8 -0 0 -0 0
1971 MIN AL 32 RF -9 -11 -10 -8 -2 1
1972 MIN AL 33 LF -1 -31 -1 -1 0 0
1972 MIN AL 33 RF -0 -75 -0 0 -0 0
10 Seasons RF 59 7 44 27 17 16
4 Seasons CF -2 -8 -2 -4 2 0
2 Seasons LF -1 -35 -1 -1 0 0
15 Seasons TOT 56 6 40 21 19 16

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1962 MIN AL 23 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 1
1963 MIN AL 24 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1964 MIN AL 25 161 159 161 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 154 159 0 2 0
1965 MIN AL 26 149 147 149 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 142 147 0 2 0
1966 MIN AL 27 159 157 159 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 140 159 0 2 0
1967 MIN AL 28 146 145 146 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 146 0 1 0
1968 MIN AL 29 128 126 128 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 126 0 2 0
1969 MIN AL 30 153 151 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 152 0 1 0
1970 MIN AL 31 157 156 157 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 154 157 0 1 0
1971 MIN AL 32 126 120 126 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 121 0 6 0
1972 MIN AL 33 10 9 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 9 0 1 0
1973 MIN AL 34 146 138 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 8 0
1974 MIN AL 35 127 110 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 17 0
1975 MIN AL 36 131 118 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 13 0
1976 MIN AL 37 67 32 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 35 0
15 Seasons 1676 1570 1676 1178 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 43 1138 1178 406 104 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1962 MIN AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 44 82% 68% 36% 4 75%
1964 MIN AL 25 6 0 5 1 3 4 0 1 1 2 52 18 0 34 4 2 13 8 0 16 6 0 26 21 0 141 57 40.4% 82 2 1.4% 2 5786 65% 76% 26% 500 59%
1965 MIN AL 26 11 0 10 1 2 10 0 2 4 1 48 16 2 20 7 0 12 6 0 12 5 0 25 14 2 117 48 41.0% 65 4 3.4% 6 5113 65% 79% 27% 473 59%
1966 MIN AL 27 8 0 8 0 2 9 0 1 0 5 49 27 0 34 7 4 7 4 1 11 3 0 26 19 1 127 60 47.2% 61 6 4.7% 3 5024 67% 79% 28% 502 61%
1967 MIN AL 28 4 0 4 0 1 8 0 1 2 4 54 19 2 32 7 2 12 7 0 12 5 1 21 14 0 131 52 39.7% 74 5 3.8% 3 5295 65% 78% 27% 523 56%
1968 MIN AL 29 4 0 4 0 0 7 0 3 3 1 52 21 1 30 9 0 11 6 1 18 5 1 21 15 0 132 56 42.4% 73 3 2.3% 4 4510 67% 78% 26% 436 54%
1969 MIN AL 30 6 0 5 1 1 14 0 4 1 6 79 37 2 36 9 2 13 6 1 21 8 1 37 28 0 186 88 47.3% 92 6 3.2% 8 5761 67% 80% 26% 574 56%
1970 MIN AL 31 12 0 12 0 2 12 0 1 2 6 81 38 6 35 12 1 10 4 0 22 7 1 35 27 1 183 88 48.1% 86 9 4.9% 3 5646 63% 78% 28% 614 58%
1971 MIN AL 32 7 0 7 0 2 6 0 2 2 1 61 31 1 34 9 0 10 4 0 21 5 1 22 14 1 148 63 42.6% 82 3 2.0% 3 4405 65% 79% 27% 446 49%
1972 MIN AL 33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 56% 91% 29% 5 20%
10 Seasons 59 0 56 3 13 70 0 15 15 26 476 207 14 255 64 11 88 45 3 133 44 5 214 152 5 1166 512 43.9% 616 38 3.3% 32 41618 65% 78% 27% 4077 57%
MLB Averages 41.0% 3.2% 63% 80% 27% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1964 MIN AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 9 5 55.6% 4 0 0.0% 0 313 58% 78% 27% 44 55%
1965 MIN AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 206 55% 74% 23% 17 59%
1966 MIN AL 27 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 10 6 0 7 1 0 4 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 25 10 40.0% 15 0 0.0% 1 709 69% 77% 23% 76 51%
1970 MIN AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 129 59% 86% 28% 23 48%
4 Seasons 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 15 9 0 13 2 0 6 2 0 5 1 0 9 9 0 48 23 47.9% 25 0 0.0% 1 1357 64% 78% 25% 160 53%
MLB Averages 43.1% 2.4% 63% 80% 27% 57%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1964 MIN AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 9 67% 22% 0% 1 0%
1972 MIN AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 193 55% 77% 22% 15 33%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 202 55% 75% 21% 16 31%
MLB Averages 59.0% 2.8% 63% 80% 27% 48%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1982 BBWAA (15.2%)
1983 BBWAA (20.1%)
1984 BBWAA (30.8%)
1985 BBWAA (28.9%)
1986 BBWAA (36.2%)
1987 BBWAA (38.7%)
1988 BBWAA (47.3%)
1989 BBWAA (30.2%)
1990 BBWAA (32.0%)
1991 BBWAA (36.1%)
1992 BBWAA (40.7%)
1993 BBWAA (37.1%)
1994 BBWAA (34.6%)
1995 BBWAA (32.4%)
1996 BBWAA (36.2%)

All-Star Games
1964 (RF)
1965 *
1966 (RF)
1967 (CF)
1968 *
1969
1970 *
1971

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 AL (4, 35%)
1965 AL (2, 62%)
1966 AL (6, 25%)
1967 AL (19, 2%)
1968 AL (19, 2%)
1969 AL (15, 6%)
1970 AL (2, 47%)
1971 AL (10, 11%)
1.90 Career Shares (104th)

Gold Gloves
1966 AL (OF)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Jun 30th AL Player of the Week

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1970 AL  21 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  154 (2nd)
1965 AL  141 (3rd)
1966 AL  140 (3rd)
1967 AL  146 (1st)
1968 AL  126 (3rd)
1969 AL  152 (1st)
1970 AL  154 (1st)
1971 AL  121 (3rd)
Career  1,137 (60th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  290 (1st)
1965 AL  274 (1st)
1966 AL  299 (1st)
1967 AL  287 (1st)
1968 AL  229 (3rd)
1969 AL  315 (1st)
1970 AL  346 (1st)
1971 AL  216 (2nd)
Career  2,260 (50th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  10 (2nd)
1966 AL  9 (2nd)
1967 AL  8 (4th)
1968 AL  7 (4th)
1969 AL  14 (1st)
1970 AL  12 (1st)
1971 AL  6 (4th)
Career  70 (87th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  6 (3rd)
1965 AL  11 (1st)
1966 AL  8 (1st)
1967 AL  4 (3rd)
1968 AL  4 (4th)
1969 AL  6 (3rd)
1970 AL  12 (1st)
1971 AL  7 (1st)
Career  59 (40th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  4 (2nd)
1966 AL  3 (1st)
1967 AL  2 (3rd)
1968 AL  1 (5th)
1969 AL  3 (4th)
1970 AL  4 (1st)
1971 AL  3 (1st)
Career  20 (62nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1964 AL  159 (2nd)
1965 AL  147 (5th)
1966 AL  159 (1st)
1967 AL  146 (3rd)
1969 AL  152 (1st)
1970 AL  157 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  284 (4th)
1966 AL  335 (3rd)
1967 AL  286 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1969 AL  14 (2nd)
1970 AL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  11 (1st)
1966 AL  10 (1st)
1970 AL  12 (1st)
1971 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  3 (3rd)
1966 AL  3 (3rd)
1970 AL  4 (2nd)
1971 AL  3 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  4 (4th)
1965 AL  7 (2nd)
1966 AL  18 (1st)
1967 AL  5 (5th)
1969 AL  11 (1st)
1970 AL  21 (1st)
Career  60 (17th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1964 AL  1.95 (3rd)
1965 AL  2.07 (1st)
1966 AL  2.25 (2nd)
1967 AL  2.07 (1st)
1968 AL  1.93 (5th)
1969 AL  2.16 (1st)
1970 AL  2.40 (1st)
1971 AL  1.96 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  1.91 (3rd)
1965 AL  2.01 (2nd)
1966 AL  2.20 (1st)
1967 AL  2.02 (1st)
1968 AL  1.87 (3rd)
1969 AL  2.16 (1st)
1970 AL  2.32 (1st)
1971 AL  1.83 (3rd)
Career  2.05 (46th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  .963 (5th)
1966 AL  .975 (4th)
1967 AL  .987 (2nd)
1968 AL  .983 (2nd)
1969 AL  .982 (3rd)
1970 AL  .968 (5th)
1971 AL  .969 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1965 AL  6 (5th)
1966 AL  15 (3rd)
1969 AL  11 (3rd)
1970 AL  21 (2nd)
Career  56 (60th)

                           

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