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Race for the Hall of Fame

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Article in Portsmouth Daily Times By Frank Lewis, PDT Staff Writer The following article was posted courtesy of the Portsmouth Daily Times newspaper, Portsmouth, OH, Frank Lewis, editor. It was the early 60’s and the times they were a-changin’. Race was still an issue at Portsmouth High School, even though outright discrimination was not visible. […]

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Al Oliver Bobblehead Doll Night

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Courtesy of The Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, OH By FRANK LEWIS PDT Staff Writer Former Major League great Al Oliver has had a love affair with two cities for a number of years. The first one is the one he was born in, Portsmouth, Ohio, and the second one is where he got his Major […]

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Panini Signing

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On Friday October 28th, Mr Oliver completed the signing of the cards provided by Panini for there upcoming set Pantheon due to be released the middle of this month… Be on the lookout for these cards…

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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Camp

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Al had the opportunity to attend the Pirates Fantasy Camp this year in Bradenton, FL…Team Carey, managed by Steve Blass and Mr Oliver, made it to the Championship Game where they lost to the team managed by Manny Sanguillen and Jack Wilson. A Great time had by all campers who attended. The following are some […]

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Negro League Baseball Museum’s “Hall of Game”

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Negro League Baseball Museum’s “Hall of Game” On June 10th, I was honored to be inducted into the Negro League Museum “Hall of Game”. This meant a lot to me because of several reasons. The League began because people of color were not accepted in the MLB. These were the men who set the stage for […]

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The Summer King, The Josh Gibson Story…

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The Summer King, The Josh Gibson Story… On May the 7th, Mr Oliver along with Charlie Batch, Sean Casey and Franco Harris were asked to make an appearance in the opera, “The Summer King, The Josh Gibson Story…”.                                   […]

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Weekend in Montreal

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The weekend of March 31st – April 2nd, Mr Oliver was invited to participate in the honoring of former Expo teammate and 2017 Inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame,Tim Raines… Ceremonies and introductions were held before each of the exhibition games Friday and Saturday between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays… It’s […]

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’71 World Champions Reunion

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On Sept. 3rd, 2016, the Pittsburgh Pirates honored the 1971 World Champion Pirates…Each Champion who was in attendance was introduced on the field before the game…                                   Some of the Champions who returned to Pittsburgh for the Reunion weekend… […]