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  • "Minnie" Minoso and his amazing career...

    Great recap of the man and his history:

    https://www.mlb.com/news/minnie-mino...history-trivia

  • #2
    Us Sox fans of the GO GO era loved Minnie and many of us cried when they traded him to Cleveland after the 1957 season for Early Wynn and Al Smith. One of my best childhood friends was so upset he transferred his allegiance to the Northside, I gave him hell for many years but he remained a Cub fan and was an original Bleacher Bum. The trade itself helped the Sox win the 1959 Pennant with Smith playing a solid leftfield with timely hitting and Wynn at 39 years old winning the Cy Young award but happy days were back when the Minnie was traded back home to the Southside after the 59 season. I'll never forget his first game back with Sox on opening day in 1960 at Comiskey when he clubbed 2 homers including a walkoff in the bottom of the 9th to help beat the KC Athletics in front of 41,000+ which the largest opening day crowd up to then in Sox history. I snuck a transistor radio into my 8th grade classroom and listened with earphones and when school was over ran all the way home to catch the last few innings. What great stuff for a 14 year old, Minnie was back with the Sox and we all thought that the Sox would repeat and win another pennant and this time win the World Series, that didn't happen but Minnie, thanks for the memories including my first Sox game on July 15, 1955 when I was part of a Cub Scout trip to Comiskey and sat right behind Minnie out in left field. Every inning when Minnie returned to his spot in left field he would wave to us and tip his hat as we cheered him on.
    Last edited by LITTLE NELL; 02-09-2021, 05:47 PM.
    Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nellie Fox.

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    • #3
      Beside being a great ball player he was a good guy. Anyone who ever met Minnie found that out real quick. He would chew your eat off. He grew up poor and uneducated but that didnt stop him from learning how to communicate with the fans that adored him. This was a time before one had a personal interpreter and the ability to get Berltz classes. Beside his great skills as a baseball player this is why he was loved in this city for so many years. Yes and things sure have changed.
      Last edited by Noneck; 02-09-2021, 07:13 PM.

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      • #4
        I still remember when I was a kid and how excited I was when I opened my pack of baseball cards and found my Minnie card. It was my prized possession.

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        • #5
          Hopefully we get Dick Allen for HoF induction in 2022, then Minnie Minoso for HoF induction in 2023.

          At least we know that whatever clout Reinsdorf has with those committees will be exercised to its fullest.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mohoney View Post
            Hopefully we get Dick Allen for HoF induction in 2022, then Minnie Minoso for HoF induction in 2023.

            At least we know that whatever clout Reinsdorf has with those committees will be exercised to its fullest.
            How about Billy Pierce?
            Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nellie Fox.

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            • #7
              Joe Posnanski said that Minnie Minoso was the player most deserving to be in the HOF (who wasn't yet in). A good read here: https://theathletic.com/2344240/2021...minnie-minoso/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LITTLE NELL View Post

                How about Billy Pierce?
                Were he to be nominated, Pierce would be on the same ballot as Minoso. I would think that they would have a better chance of making it on separate ballots, but maybe not.

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