Quad Cities Icons: Gene Oliver from Moline, IL – Professional Baseball Player
The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August.
Gene Oliver was a professional baseball player from Moline, IL. He spent most of his 10 year career as a back-up catcher but served as a starter for the Cardinals for two years.