"Orestes Minoso was the Jackie Robinson for all Latinos; the first star who opened doors for all Latin American players. He was everybody's hero. I wanted to be Minoso. Clemente wanted to be Minoso."
"Minnie was a tremendous player and I hope pretty soon we get him in Cooperstown. I hope when his names comes up next time, he gets in."
MINNIE: IN HIS OWN WORDS
"When I die, I want to be playing baseball. Truly. They don't bury me without my uniform."
"My last dream is to be in Cooperstown-to be with those guys. I want to be there. This is my life's dream."
On November 3, Chicago White Sox legend Orestes "Minnie" Minoso was among 10 prominent baseball figures named as candidates for induction into Baseball's Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The 16-member "Golden Era" Committee - named for and formed to consider the Hall of Fame candidacies of players from baseball's magical era of 1947-72 - will vote on the 10 candidates at the Winter Meetings in December. Please enjoy this comprehensive look at the stories, videos, photos, testimonials and other highlights that prove how worthy Minoso is to be included among the greatest players in the game's rich history.