Benjamin Ambrosio Oglivie was born in Panama on this day in 1949. Ben grew up in New York City and attended Roosevelt High School and later Wayne State College in Detroit.
Oglivie broke with the Red Sox in 1971 and traded to Detroit in 1974. His career really blossomed when he was sent to Milwaukee in 1978.
As a Brewer, Oglivie hit .277 with 176 HR & 685 RBI in 9 seasons. He led the AL in HR in 1980: .304, 41 HR & 118 HR.
Happy Birthday Ben Oglivie!