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MINNIE: TESTIMONIALS

"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."

-Orlando Cepeda



"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."

-Tony Perez


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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."


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Minnie Minoso Media Guide

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Minnie Minoso newpsaper clipping

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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.

Minnie Minoso: Hall-Worthy Hero
Minnie Minoso In this article specially written for the White Sox, author and University of Illinois associate professor Adrian Burgos examines Minnie Minoso's underrated role as a baseball pioneer, and explains why Minoso's worthy case for enshrinement in Cooperstown has never really received full consideration.
 
 
Minnie Minoso: Hall of Famer?
Minnie Minoso A statistical review of Minnie Minoso's career and Hall of Fame candidacy compiled by Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions, Don Zminda of STATS LLC and the Chicago White Sox.
 
 
Minnie Minoso: Strength of Character
Minnie Minoso While baseball skill may involve physical strength, author Robert Emrich explains that it was Minnie Minoso's strength of character that helped him overcome adversity and become one of the best players of his era.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minnie Minoso: In His Own Words
Minnie Minoso Minnie on Minnie, an excerpt from "What It Means to Be a White Sox: The South Side's Greatest Players Talk about White Sox Baseball" (Triumph Books, 2010) by author and Executive Producer of WGN Sports Bob Vorwald.
 
 
Minnie HOF Fan Blog
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A one-of-a-kind person and player, Minnie is more than worthy of being a Hall of Famer, and he has a great chance to make it as a "Golden Era" ballot finalist this year.

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Minnie: En Español
Minnie Minoso Video Hace 60 años un hombre llegó a Chicago, proveniente de Cuba, para romper barreras y paradigmas.
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Miñoso, un pionero en G.L. con White Sox
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