1-on-1 with Hall of Famer and Twins legend Tony Oliva

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KSTP sports director Joe Schmit sat down with newly elected Hall of Famer and Twins legend Tony Oliva.

***Click the video box above to watch Schmit’s story on Oliva***

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Golden Era Committee” elected Oliva for enshrinement in December. The enshrinement ceremony will take place in July in Cooperstown.

A native of Cuba, Oliva batted .304 (1917-for-6301) with 329 doubles, 48 triples, 220 home runs, 947 RBI, 870 runs scored, 448 walks, a .353 on-base percentage, a .476 slugging percentage and an .830 OPS in 1,676 career games across 15 major league seasons, all in a Minnesota uniform. He was signed by legendary scout Joe Cambria in 1961, made his major league debut in 1962 and was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1964.