Benjamin Ambrosio Oglivie Palmer (born February 11 1949 in Colón, Panama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1971-1973), Detroit Tigers (1974-1977), and the Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1986). He also played two seasons in Japan for the Kintetsu Buffaloes (1987-1988). He batted and threw left-handed.
Oglivie debuted on September 4, 1971 for the Red Sox and played his final game on October 5, 1986 for the Brewers. Oglivie hit for power fairly well, breaking the 40-home run mark in 1980 with 41, which was good for a tie (with Reggie Jackson) for the league lead. Oglivie hit 3 home runs in a game, three times. In the process, Ogilvie became the first non-American born player to lead the American League in home runs.
Oglivie played for the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan after retiring from MLB and hit 46 home runs in two seasons. He then returned to attempt a comeback in the minors, but never made it back to the majors again.
- Top 500 home run hitters of all time
- List of Major League Baseball home run champions
- Major League Baseball hitters with three home runs in one game
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(with Reggie Jackson)
Tony Armas, Dwight Evans,
Bobby Grich & Eddie Murray