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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Minnie Minoso  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: November 29, 1922 in Havana, Cuba

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Illinois Connection

Minnie lived in Chicago and played for the Chicago White Sox.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso Arrieta, Minoso was nicknamed "The Cuban Comet" as well as "Mr. White Sox". He played for the Chicago White Sox in 1951-1957, 1960-61, 1964, 1976, 1980. On May 1, 1951, in a game against the New York Yankees in Comiskey Park, the speedy Miñoso became the first black player to wear a White Sox uniform.Minoso was a seven-time American League All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove outfielder. He was elected to the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and the World Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Extra Innings: My Life in Baseball
ISBN: 0895266253

Gateway Books. 1983

Depicts the career of the baseball player, Minnie Minoso, and describes his contributions to the development of the Chicago White Sox into a champion baseball team

Just Call Me Minnie: My Six Decades in Baseball
ISBN: 0915611902

Sagamore Publishing. 1994

On May 1, 1951, a legend was born. Newly acquired Orestes Minoso, the first black to play major league baseball in the City of Chicago, stepped into the batter's box for his first turn at bat in a Chicago White Sox uniform. Minnie tells of his boyhood in the sugar fields of Cuba, racial discrimination in Cuban society, and feelings of be- trayal upon being traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox in 1951.