July 24 – Happy Birthday Joe Oliver

Today is the 49th birthday of Major League Baseball’s controversial career home run leader and son of a former-Yankee, Barry Bonds. Exactly one year after Bonds came into this world, today’s Pinstripe Birthday celebrant was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Joe Oliver played just 12 games of his 13-year big league career in a Yankee uniform as a backup catcher during the 2001 season. He spent his most productive big league seasons with the Reds and started behind the plate for Lou Piniella’s 1990 World Champion Cincinnati team. He caught 1,033 games in thirteen big league seasons. He hit the last of his 102 big league home runs in a Yankee uniform against the great Greg Maddux. The only other member of the Yankee family to be born on this date is this former Yankee pitcher.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2001 NYY 12 40 36 3 9 1 0 1 2 0 1 12 .250 .263 .361 .624
13 Yrs 1076 3698 3367 320 831 174 3 102 476 13 248 637 .247 .299 .391 .690
CIN (8 yrs) 769 2648 2408 210 593 120 2 72 342 6 178 437 .246 .298 .387 .686
SEA (2 yrs) 98 316 285 45 72 16 1 12 45 3 24 53 .253 .311 .442 .753
PIT (1 yr) 45 146 134 10 27 8 0 1 13 2 10 33 .201 .253 .284 .537
BOS (1 yr) 5 13 12 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 .250 .308 .333 .641
NYY (1 yr) 12 40 36 3 9 1 0 1 2 0 1 12 .250 .263 .361 .624
DET (1 yr) 50 166 155 8 35 8 0 4 22 0 7 33 .226 .253 .355 .608
MIL (1 yr) 97 369 337 43 92 20 0 12 51 2 27 66 .273 .332 .439 .772
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/23/2013.

 

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