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The Offbeat Life of Cesar Tovar

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#1 jorgenswest


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:15 AM

Article on the Hardball Time sire remembering Cesar Tovar. A favorite of almost any Twin fan in the 60s and early 70s


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

Always a Twins in my heart.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

Thanks for the link. I, too, loved Tovar during his days with the Twins. Little guy who played big.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:05 AM

Playing all nine positions in one game is ... awesome.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

Brilliant article. Tovar was a very fun player to watch in the early 70s. Billy Martin was right: he could beat you in so many ways, with his glove, his legs, his bat, his "je ne sais quoi" -- you knew he was a competitor and might do anything, at any time, including stealing home. I will always remember his name with great fondness -- that baseball is a sport made up of unique individuals, big, small, fat, skinny -- the works -- with 5' 5" Cesar Tovar being one of the great representatives -- heart, soul and determination.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:59 PM

For any fan in the 60's and 70's Tovar was the spark that lit the fire:) The article brings back many fond memories.