White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso dies at 92 | Bonehead Picks

White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso dies at 92

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It was a baseball life for Minnie Minoso, the first black player in Chicago in 1951. The White Sox star passed away at the great age of 92.

Minoso is considered Mr. White Sox, he is a legend in the windy city. He spent 12 of his 17 seasons with Chicago batting .304 with 135 home runs and 808 RBIs for the White Sox. Their is a statue of Minoso at U.S Celluar and his No.9 was retired by the White Sox in 1983.

Minnie will be remembered as one of the happiest guys in the game. The man just enjoyed the game of baseball. There wasn’t a day he didn’t have a smile on his face and that has rubbed off on fellow Cuban Jose Abreu. Minoso had a huge role on Abreus rookie season helping him through all the twist and turns.

It was a great life for Minnie Minoso. Boneheadpicks thoughts and prayers will be with the Minoso family and the Chicago White Sox organization.

“I have baseball in my blood,” Minoso said. “Baseball is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

 

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