José Oliva

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Jose Oliva
First baseman, Third baseman
Born: (1971-03-03)March 3, 1971
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Died: December 22, 1997(1997-12-22) (aged 26)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1994, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1995, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.178
Home Runs13
RBIs31
Teams

José Oliva (March 3, 1971 – December 22, 1997), was a professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a third baseman from 1994 to 1995. Oliva had three daughters, Laura Oliva, Tiana Oliva, and Yeika Oliva. On December 22, 1997, Oliva died from multiple injuries when his car overturned along the San Cristóbal highway in the Dominican Republic. Oliva was the last St. Louis Cardinal to wear jersey number 42, which has since been retired league-wide by Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson.

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Awards
Preceded by
Mike Lansing
Topps Rookie All-Star Third Baseman
1994
Succeeded by
Chipper Jones