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Tony Oliva from the Chronology
May 31, 2002 - Carlos Beltran hits a grand slam and adds a solo homer in the 11th to pace the Royals to a 10-7 win over Texas. His solo shot is the first of 3 consecutive HRs in the 11th as Mike Sweeney and Joe Randa follow suit.. They became just the 2nd team to hit at least 3 consecutive HRs in extra innings. The Twins had 4 consecutive HRs from Tony Oliva Bob Allison Jimmie Hall and Harmon Killebrew in the 11th inning on May 2 1964. Neifi Perez homers for KC and Alex Rodriguez hits two for Texas.
Aug 8, 1974 - The Royals-Twins game is briefly interrupted by President Nixon's resignation speech. The speech is broadcast after it begins and the next inning is delayed until the conclusion of the speech. The Twins prevail over the host Royals 3-2 in 14 innings when Tony Oliva's sac fly drives home Rod Carew. Bill Campbell pitches 7 innings of relief for the win.
Jul 3, 1973 - Minnesota's Tony Oliva hits 3 solo HRs during a 7-6 loss at Kansas City.
Jun 29, 1969 - Tony Oliva collects 8 straight hits in the Twins' twinbill split with the Royals. Kansas City takes the opener 7-2 behind homers by Fiore and Oliver. Oliva flied out his first time up then stroked 3 singles. In the Twins 12-2 win in game two Oliva hits 2 homers a double and two singles driving in 5 runs.
Jun 16, 1969 - In the first inning against the Angels Tom Murphy Rod Carew and Tony Oliva pull off a double steal of 2B and 3B. On the next pitch the two pull off another double steal Carew's 6th swipe of home on the year to tie the AL record. The Twins run to an 8-2 win over the Angels.
Jun 9, 1966 - Minnesota rocks Kansas City with a 5-HR inning. Rich Rollins Zoilo Versalles connect off Catfish Hunter along with successive roundtrippers by Tony Oliva Don Mincher (off Paul Lindblad) and Harmon Killebrew (off John Wyatt) in the 7th inning to give the Twins a 9-4 victory.
May 2, 1964 - Minnesota becomes the 3rd club to hit 4 consecutive HRs in one inning. Tony Oliva Bob Allison Jimmie Hall and Harmon Killebrew do the damage in an 11th-inning explosion that gives the visiting Twins a 7-3 win at Kansas City. The first three clouts are served up by Dan Pfister and the last by Vern Handrahan. The Twins total 6 homers in the win.
Oct 12, 1963 - In the first (and last) Hispanic American major league all-star game the NL team beats the AL 5-2 at the Polo Grounds. The game features such names as Minnie Minoso Tony Oliva Roberto Clemente Orlando Cepeda Julian Javier Felipe Alou Luis Aparicio and Zoilo Versalles. Vic Power receives a pregame award as the number-one Latin player. NL starter Juan Marichal strikes out 6 in 4 innings though reliever Al McBean is the winner. Pinch hitter Manny Mota drives in 2 against loser Pedro Ramos.