Remembering Minnie Minoso
By: Legacy Staff
3 years ago
We remember the legendary Minnie Minoso, the first black baseball player in Chicago. When Minoso died March 1, 2015, President Barack Obama said in a statement, “For South Siders and Sox fans all across the country, including me, Minnie Minoso is and will always be 'Mr. White Sox'.”
“Minnie may have been passed over by the Baseball Hall of Fame during his lifetime, but for me and for generations of black and Latino young people, Minnie’s quintessentially American story embodies far more than a plaque ever could,” said President Obama.
With a batting average of .304 in his 12 years with the White Sox, many fans feel he deserves to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He certainly gets our vote.
Here are more tributes to Mr. White Sox, Minnie Minoso.
In Wrigleyville, a wall dedicated to Minnie Minoso The Wrigleyville sports bar where White Sox great Minnie Minoso was a regular patron features a 'Wall of Minnie' with dozens of wood frames showing the Sox star batting, pitching and grinning in uniform. Read more
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Chicago White Sox statement on passing of Minnie Minoso It was often joked that Minoso had signed enough autographs that every man, woman and child in Chicago had at least one... Read more
The excellence and importance of the late Minnie Minoso A peppery ballplayer, Minoso could and did do it all on the field... Read more