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5 Awesome Gifts for Every Sports Fan 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by John Harris

We are now just two months from Christmas, so time to start thinking about the best gifts for sports fans and exercise warriors. Below are five items that may be perfect for the sports enthusiast in your family.

Kool8 water bottle – I know there are lots of water bottles on the market, but the Kool8 is truly the only one you need. The sleek design, full insulation and multiple colors makes it the “must have” bottle for all workout warriors.

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    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
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      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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