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Minnie Minoso

Born: November 29, 1922 in Havana, Cuba
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Minnie lived in Chicago and played for the Chicago White Sox.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Minnie Minoso on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Extra innings :
ISBN: 0895266253 OCLC: 9465447

Regnery Gateway, Chicago : ©1983.

Just call me Minnie :
ISBN: 0915611902 OCLC: 30385566

Sagamore Pub., Champaign, IL : ©1994.

  Just call me minnie :
ISBN: 0585053340 OCLC: 44961523

Sagamore Pub., Champaign, IL : 1994.