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Push on to get Tony-O in HOF

Don’t be surprised if ex-Twin Tony Oliva makes baseball’s hall of fame next month. The Pioneer Press says there’s a huge push behind the scenes on to make sure Oliva ends up in Cooperstown. He and two other ex-Twins are on a new “Golden Era” ballot. Oliva will know December 5 if he’s voted in.
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Don’t be surprised if ex-Twin Tony Oliva makes baseball’s hall of fame next month. The Pioneer Press says there’s a huge push behind the scenes on to make sure Oliva ends up in Cooperstown. He and two other ex-Twins are on a new “Golden Era” ballot. Oliva will know December 5 if he’s voted in.

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