Who is Oliver Molitor?
According to ZoomInfo records, Oliver Molitor has held positions with three separate companies over the last ten years, most recently serving as Executive VP at Bayerische Landesbank. With extensive banking industry experience and clinical research interests relating to Early Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Sclerosis as well as Natural History Studies including Scleroderma GWASs; Oliver has an array of credentials within this sector.
Early Life and Education
Molitor lived his youth almost starving. He resided at Toronto’s Atlas Boxing Gym with only an old hockey bag containing clothes to his name – scarce resources allowed him to escape poverty.
Molitor earned a partial baseball scholarship at the University of Minnesota under Dick Siebert, where his coach instilled discipline into his approach. Molitor would practice fundamentals, game-situation drills and reading pitchers: what body movements signalled throws home rather than pickoffs; when pitching could be stolen from; who could be stolen from and when.
He spent 21 seasons in the majors, winning one World Series championship with Toronto before moving back home and joining Minnesota Twins where he later finished off his career. In 2004, in his inaugural year of eligibility he was honored with being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and since retirement has become involved with coaching young players and mentoring them – as well as helping create Fields for Kids grants program to refurbish youth baseball/softball fields in Minnesota.
Molitor graduated from the University of Minnesota and was selected in the third round (first round, overall) by Milwaukee Brewers to start his MLB career, playing for Burlington Bees Class A Midwest League team.
One of Molitor’s signature moments as a player came in 1987 when he broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played with a 39-game streak despite facing criticism from fans due to his dabbling with drugs. Fans jeered during this streak.
Molitor retired as a player in 2004 and took over managing duties with the Minnesota Twins shortly thereafter. He quickly gained notoriety for his unflinching approach to coaching – often telling players what they need to hear rather than what they want to see – as well as helping develop younger players like current Twins shortstop Denard Span.
Achievement and Honors
Molitor is an esteemed graduate of the University of Minnesota, having earned First-team All-American baseball status there. Since graduating he has maintained strong connections to his alma mater through both charitable contributions and coaching roles on their baseball team.
Two-time World Series champion and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 2004, he is well known in his community, supporting causes like Camp Heartland and Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.
His signature moment as a player came in 1987 when he experienced a remarkable 39-game hitting streak that ended when Rick Manning hit a game-winning home run with Molitor still sitting on deck circle. This remarkable run was one of the longest hitting streaks ever in MLB history. Today he serves as special assistant to the Twins teaching batting and infield skills to their minor leaguers.
Molitor has been active in his community as part of various charitable organizations, such as Camp Heartland which offers activities for children living with HIV and their families, and working to promote youth baseball and softball throughout Minnesota.
Molitor became well-known throughout his baseball career for his dedication and commitment to both his team and to baseball itself. He was honored with two World Series Championship titles during this illustrious career and in 2004 was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Molitor lives an extravagant life. He owns expensive cars and lives in an expansive home, boasting his son and daughter as well as playing golf and working part time at a sports club in Twin Cities.