Oliver broke in with the Pirates in 1968. He spent the next few years as one of the best hitters in the NL: .296 in 10 years with Pittsburgh.
In 1977, he went to Texas (.319 in 4 seasons) and later to Montreal, where he won an NL batting title in 1982: .331 average, 22 HR, 109 RBI and 204 hits.
Overall, a rather productive career: .303, 1,328 RBI & 2,743 hits.
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