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Former Reds catcher Joe Oliver returning to pro ball

This morning Jerry Crasnick reported former Reds catcher Joe Oliver will be named manager of the Lowell Spinners, a Single-A club in the Boston Red Sox organization.

I spoke to Oliver for Reds alumni feature for Reds Report late last year and he shared his desire to get back into pro ball after devoting much of his time raising his family in Orlando (kids are all now nearly grown) over the past decade, so I’m happy to hear that an opportunity has arrived.

Oliver had a very solid 13-year career in the majors after the Reds chose him with a second round pick in the 1983 draft, and the finest moment is pretty certainly his game-winning hit against the Athletics in Game 2 of the 1990 World Series.

Joe Buck’s call is fantastic, and he notes the Reds beat stud Oakland pitchers Dave Stewart and then Dennis Eckersley to establish their 2-game lead in the series.

via 1990 WS Gm2: Olivers single off Eckersley wins game РYouTube.